Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland - page 9 of 9

Iceland - The Westman Islands on 21-22 June 2019

VIDEO: Killer Whales off south coast of Iceland between Dyrholaey and Westman Islands on 21 June 2019.


While sailing from Dyrholaey to the Westman Islands we spotted between 12 and 16 Killer Whales and two Humpbacks. We had fantastic views,


It was exciting to see the young volcanic island of Surtsey, which formed after volcanic eruptions in 1963. It's an opportunity to study how new plants, birds and other natural forms colonize the island after an eruption.


VIDEO: After sailing past the volcanic island of Surtsey, suddenly our ship was accompanied by hundreds of Northern Fulmars. 22 June 2019.


Seabird cliffs at entry to the harbour at Heimaey in the Westman Islands on 21 June 2019


Heimaey, Westman Islands




VIDEO: Black-legged Kittiwakes with young at Heimaey, Westman Islands

 Young Black-legged Kittiwakes were a wonderful sight.


Black-legged Kittiwake colony on vertical cliffs in Heimaey. Westman Islands on 22 June 2019.


Juvenile Eurasian Oystercatchers at Heimaey on 23 June 2019


Fish processing attracts many gulls. Heimaey on 22 June 2019.


Gulls on roof at fish processing plant. Gull in front is size of Herring but has black marks in white wingtips. Also Great Black-backed, Lesser Black-backed and European Herring Gulls at Heimaey on 22 June 2019.


Great Black-backed and European Herring Gulls on fish processing plant roof. Heimaey on 22 June 2019.


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