Sunday, August 9, 2015

August and December on Midway

This is my 5th time to Midway in the past 6 years but the first time I've been here when the albatross are not here. There are still a very small number of chicks and most days I see 1 or 2 adults but within a week or 10 days there will be no albatross on Midway. From August until November the atoll is a very different place. The following 2 pictures were taken in August and December and show approximately the same area of Sand Island.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Only on Midway

There is only 1 place on the planet that these 2 pictures could be taken at the same house. A Laysan Albatross chick on the front step and a Laysan Duck on the back step. Something similar is possible on Laysan Island, and Kure, but for arguments sake, only on Midway.