Dunedin Royal albatross centreJanuary 4, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C
Today we went to the royal albatross to see, you guessed it royal albatross. We had a tour booked at 11 however before that we went to one of the viewing platforms at the side of the peninsula and saw a seal swimming upside down with its flippers in the air casually swimming around. Our guide was really informative and obviously knew his stuff which was great as it meant that he could answer any questions we had. The albatross were huge and we were lucky in the fact that it was a bit windy so we saw a couple of them flying. We saw three others on some nests. We also saw the old fort that was built there which had a "disappearing gun" which was very interesting to learn about. After the albatross centre we headed up to oamaru and along the way stopped at the moeraki boulders where mum fed some alpacas.
Figure 1: seal
Figure 2: albatross on nest
Figure 3: flying albatross
Figure 4: my wingspan compared to an albatrosses
Figure 5: the centre
Figure 6: moeraki bouldersRead more