Shy Albatross

Thalassarche cauta

This species breeds on islands off New Zealand and Tasmania, dispersing across the southern Indian Ocean to southern African waters, where it is especially common off the western and southern coast of South Africa and Namibia

I first recorded this common albatross in September 2011 while on my first pelagic trip with Gordon Botha and his family. We left from Hout Bay Harbour and I recorded 10 new species during the course of the day.

Albatross Shy / Cape Town Pelagic, South Africa / 03 September 2011