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Photographers around colony When we awoke on February 11, we learned that we were having hurricane force winds again. But it finally died down enough for us to make a landing at the Settlement Harbour on New Island. The whole island has been turned into a nature reserve by the previous owners.Rockhopper Penguins




We walked across to the windward side of the island in order to view colonies of rockhopper penguins, black-browed albatrosses and Imperial (King) shags.

King ShagsOnce again it was interesting to see how these different species nested together. The King shags look similar to the Antarctic or Blue-eyed shags we had seen in Antarctica only a little larger. They were as interested in us as we were in them, strutting all around us and poking at our pant legs.King Shag




Black-browed albatrossFor more photos of New Island, go to New Island Photo Gallery. To read about the next location visited, go to New Island - North Harbour.


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