12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A nest with a view

A White-capped Albatross (Thalassarche steadi) is nestling in her place with view. Auckland Island, Sub-Antarctic Islands - New Zealand. Red List IUCN Near Threatened. Sub Antarctic islands are the first lands after the “Ice Desert”, we take a visual journey that describe the unique wildlife of those archipelago and the everyday life on board of Tiama, a special sealing vessel, where researchers and photographers look for evidences of relationship between climate changes and wildlife decline, looking for little and big changes in this apparently untouched microcosms. This expedition comes from the idea to report the relationship between climate changes and decline of wildlife in New Zealand Sub-Antarctic Islands.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2012
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: New Zealand
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Roberto Isotti