Monday, October 12, 2009

Photography : Albatrosses Following a Killer Whale

A small camera attached to an albatross captured this photograph recently of a group of albatrosses following a killer whale in order to forage for food.

This kind of thing puts a smile on my face. The camera weighs 3 oz and 4 were attached to 4 separate birds to document their journeys and take temperature and altitude readings along with the photographs.

The full article, courtesy of the New York Times, can be found here.

Here is a quote from the article : "The camera is about an inch in diameter and five inches long, weighs less than three ounces and includes depth and temperature sensors. It was installed on four albatrosses at Bird Island, off the tip of South Georgia in the southern Atlantic."

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