Royal Albatross Nest - Enderby Island
Southern Royal Albatrosses display behaviour amongst the shrubs of sub-Antarctic Enderby Island. This is a small colony of around 70 breeding pairs and represents a return for this bird which was made locally extinct on Enderby Island in the 1880's. Pigs and cats still pose a threat to the birds however as they will take chicks and eggs.
Photo; © Mike Usher - Pictures from an icebreaker cruise to Eastern Antarctica.