During December of 2005, we spent 18 days aboard the "Spirit of Enderby", a small Russian polar research ship, on a Wings Birding Tours and Heritage Expeditions trip led by Steve Howell and other outstanding naturalists.  The purpose of the trip was to study and photograph seabirds and marine mammals on and around several unique and beautiful subantarctic islands located on the Southern Ocean near New Zealand and Australia.  We visited Snares, Enderby, Auckland, Macquarie (Australia), Antipodes, Bounty, Campbell, and Chatham Islands on a 2382 nautical mile loop that started and ended in the city of Dunedin on the South Island of New Zealand.

The Subantarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia
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Snares Island

Snares Crested Penguin

Enderby Island

Yellow-eyed Penguin

Auckland Island

White-capped (Shy) Albatross

Macquarie Island

Royal Penguin

Antipodes and Bounty Islands

Erect-crested Penguins

Campbell Island

Southern Royal Albatross

Chatham Islands

Chatham (Shy) Albatross

The Southern Ocean

White-headed Petrels

These photo galleries are currently a work in progress - please check back from time to time since I will be adding new images and content as I have time.

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