LATEST IMAGES - MIDWAY ATOLL1
Our latest joint photographic trip was our furthest ever away from the UK and it is difficult to see how we could get much further. We travelled with a group from Joe Van Os Safaris and thoroughly enjoyed our time on Midway even though it was a lot colder than we had expected, indeed I think it was warmer in the UK at the time. Midway Atoll is very close to the International Dateline and is home to an incredible number of birds and albatrosses in particular. The two main breeding albatrosses are the Laysan and Black-footed with numbers being around 1.5 million and 700 000 respectively. They have no fear of humans and if you sit down they will come up to you, chew your shoes and show genuine interest. We were prepared for the number of birds but not for their elaborate courtship displays which were truly mesmeric.
LAYSAN ALBATROSS ON THE BEACH
CLOSE UP OF A LAYSAN ALBATROSS
CLOSE AND PERSONNEL WITH A LAYSAN ALBATROSS
LAYSAN ALBATROSSES NEXT TO THE ACCOMMODATION BLOCK