A rare and brilliant image of Shy and Southern Royal Albatrosses together, taken on a pelagic boat trip off Stewart Island, New Zealand by Lars Petersson.
The destinations listed and linked below are the ones we believe are the best in the world to see albatrosses.
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The destinations are listed alphabetically. For more details click on the destination name.
For other types of birds see those linked below ...
Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falklands
Wandering, both Royal, Light-mantled, Black-browed and Grey-headed, plus millions more other seabirds help make this A Top Ten Destination.
Wandering, Tristan, both Royal, Sooty, Light-mantled, Black-browed, Grey-headed and (Atlantic) Yellow-nosed, plus 30 more seabirds.
Australia - Eastern
Gibson's, Shy (White-capped), Black-browed, Campbell and (Indian) Yellow-nosed all possible on boat trips out of Sydney, Eden and Wollongong.
California - Northern
Black-footed Albatrosses possible on boat trips out of Bodega Bay and Monterey.
Buller's and Salvin's, plus a chance of Wandering, both Royal and Chatham on boat trips out of Quintero, and Black-browed around Tierra del Fuego.
Colonies of Black-browed and a chance of Wandering, both Royal, Shy and Grey-headed in rough weather.
Colonies of Waved Albatross and lots of other seabirds.
A colony of Laysan and a chance of Black-footed (about a million of which nest on the remote Midway Atoll).
Black-footed and Laysan, plus a chance of Short-tailed.
Kamchatka (and the Kuril and Commander Islands) - Russia
Laysan, and a chance of Black-footed and Short-tailed.
Antipodean, Gibson's, Snowy, both Royal (including a colony of Northern), Salvin's (Shy), White-capped (Shy), (Northern) Buller's, Black-browed, Campbell and Grey-headed, plus a chance of (Southern) Buller's.
New Zealand - Subantarctic Islands
Antipodean, Gibson's, Snowy, both Royal, Light-mantled, Chatham, Salvin's (Shy), White-capped (Shy), both Buller's, Black-browed, Campbell and Grey-headed, many in colonies, make this the albatross capital of the world!
Short-tailed, Laysan, Black-footed, Gibson’s, Snowy, White-capped (Shy), Black-browed and Campbell, as well as a chance of Antipodean, Northern Royal and (Northern) Buller’s.
Peru - Southern
Waved Albatrosses on boat trips out of Lima on which it is also possible to see Swallow-tailed Gulls.
South Africa - Western
White-capped (Shy), Black-browed and both Yellow-nosed, plus a chance of Wandering and Northern Royal.