Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophris)

The following are some photographs of Black-browed Albatross on a pelagic trip off Hillarys in June 1997.  The bird on the left of the second photograph is a Yellow-nosed Albatross.

Black-browed Albatross is a fairly common albatross seen off the southern and south west coast of Western Australia in winter and early spring.  They usually come close to the boat during pelagic trips and can be photographed fairly easily.  They can be seen from the coast as far north as Cape Naturaliste, and occasionally as far north as Perth.  You may still find a few off the south coast in summer.

Copyright Frank O'Connor 1997-2003 Visits Last Modified 19th June 2003