but I’m all right no-owwww!
OK, I know that penguins are off, Steve is sated with them and at least one reader has morphed them into Caguins ( a must read). But never mind they make decent blogging material.
How about these two having a right old splish splash?
Of course not only penguins go splish splash – whales do it too!
Sadly the closest we got to a whale went unrecorded as it was only about 2m down and about 2m away – a humpback went under and around our zodiac. And I mean right underneath. One person was trying to take video with a Go-Pro camera attached to a gripper rod. The rest of us sat open-mouthed in amazement as the creature checked us out. Nobody had a lens wide enough as we were all shooting with longer zooms or primes. So be content with more distant shots. Apologies for the quality but zodiacs move to start with and when people are standing up and changing lenses etc its hard to get a stable image – my 400mm prime does not have IS or VR.
Next a couple of seal shots. I think they are both Crabeaters but I stand ready to be corrected.
And to round things off, a Restricted rated shot of a pair of Skuas and just to prove that we did see some, an iceberg (detail).
And that’s it for today. I had lunch with my old work chums and enjoyed it as always. I also saw an elusive thrush in the garden. This is my 3rd sighting of this bird without a photo. It is so skittish it flies in seconds. Today it was spooked when a nearby Blackbird coughed gently. It is not the Wimp Thrush however but Brown-headed, Turdus chrysolaus, of that ilk and it is decidedly unusual hereabouts so I want a record shot as proof. I also added Black-faced bunting, Emberiza spodocephala, to the garden list also without a photo. They are common though and I am sure a photographable one will linger sooner or later.
And so to bed……………… good night.