On 13th July 2010, while returning from a singlehanded voyage to west Greenland, I had a close encounter with, and was able to pho- tograph, a Black-browed Albatross Thalas- sarche melanophris (plate 184). It was at about 10.00 hrs local time, and my position was 51°47'N 33°02'W - almost exactly mid Atlantic. The bird came in for a quick look at my yacht then continued on to windward, i.e. to ...

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