I spent the beginning of June back on the MV Sea Explorer working as an ornithologist and zodiac driver for Noble Caledonia on an expedition cruise circumnavigating Iceland. This was a truly awesome cruise, with some jaw-dropping wildlife watching, dramatic scenery and wonderful tales of human history. Here's a few photos, I hope to add more and a bit of a report in due time.
|Arctic Skua chasing Arctic Tern through icebergs|
|Blue Whale pt 1! Too big to fit in one photo|
|Blue Whale pt 2|
|Blue Whale pt 3|
|White-beaked Dolphin bow-riding a Blue Whale|
The most incredible moment came as we were zodiac cruising around a fjord looking for Humpack Whales. We spotted a feeding frenzy of Arctic Terns so slowly drifted over to take a look and were treated to a Humpback lunge feeding just metres away from our little boats!
A short video of one of the lunges, imagine the shock of having this happen unexpectedly right next to a small zodiac!
|King X Northern Eider hybrid|
I'm now in Norfolk doing offshore surveys until the end of July, but will be back in Somerset for the Autumn and Winter, and hopefully getting a bit of guiding going again