Gentoo Penguins feeding (Steven Dolberg)
We were back on the ship by 6:00, and on our way to South Georgia Island, more than two days to the southeast. Once again I spent whatever time I could on deck, although in 20-30 foot seas it was often difficult to find a spot where it was possible to manipulate binoculars and camera and at the same time maintain secure footing. Still, there were Black-browed Albatross, Wandering Albatross, Light-mantled Sooty Albatross, petrels, prions, storm petrels and shearwaters. And thanks to digital cameras, which allow manipulation of images to straighten horizons and magnification of a portion of an image I was able to get photos that were good enough to satisfy me. One would have to see the unmanipulated photos to appreciate fully what I mean.
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