Royal Albatrosses

Campbell Island

Royal Albatrosses


I have the deepest respect for albatrosses. After finding their wings, they seal the skies of the subantarctic oceans for years before returning to their birthplace. These are royal albatross on Campbell Island. 

We share the planet with an extraordinary and beautiful range of creatures that it always thrills me to meet in the wild. Our treatment of them is appalling and is my reason for being a vegetarian and sometime animal activist. I know that one day in the oncoming centuries we will find to understand their languages and it will enrich us deeply.

Taken on Ashai Pentax 6x7, 105mm lens, Ektachrome Film, Aperture F11, 1/125 sec.

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