Midway Atoll NWR, 2012-03 with Joseph Van Os Photo Safaris

  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - leucistic (lacking normal black pigments) juvenile.
    Fuel Farm, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#4489
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis
    Fuel Farm, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#4503
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - adult feeding a chick.
    Charlie Barracks, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#4528
    Larry Jackson
  • Brown Booby
    Brown Booby
    Sula leucogaster - only specimen of this specie seen on the trip.
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#2970
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-footed Albatross
    Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria nigripes - pair greeting each other.
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#4554
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#4582
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - head detail.
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#4586
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross chick
    Laysan Albatross chick
    Phoebastria immutabilis - so similar to the Black-footed Albatross chicks that an attendant parent was needed to make the id.
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 20, 2012
    2012-03-20#4604
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan-Black-footed Albatross hybrid
    Laysan-Black-footed Albatross hybrid
    Phoebastria immutabilis x nigripes
    Memorial Area, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#4606
    Larry Jackson
  • WWII Communications Headquarters
    WWII Communications Headquarters
    Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#4618
    Larry Jackson
  • WWII Communications Headquarters Sign
    WWII Communications Headquarters Sign
    Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#4723
    Larry Jackson
  • White Tern
    White Tern
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Southeast, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#4623
    Larry Jackson
  • Inner Harbor
    Inner Harbor
    Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#4625
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis
    Inner Harbor, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#4648
    Larry Jackson
  • White Tern
    White Tern
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Southeast, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#4658
    Larry Jackson
  • White Tern
    White Tern
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Southeast, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3031
    Larry Jackson
  • White Terns
    White Terns
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Southeast, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3062
    Larry Jackson
  • White Terns
    White Terns
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Southeast, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3067
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan & Black-footed Albatross
    Laysan & Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis and nigripes.
    Inner Harbor, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3076
    Larry Jackson
  • Red-tailed Tropicbird
    Red-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon rubricauda - on a nest.
    Boat Ramp, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3094
    Larry Jackson
  • Red-tailed Tropicbird
    Red-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon rubricauda - head detail.
    Boat Ramp, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3117
    Larry Jackson
  • Ruddy Turnstones
    Ruddy Turnstones
    Arenaria interpres
    Charlie Barracks, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3145
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Canary
    Common Canary
    Serinus carius - introduced by early residents, now a breeding population.
    Charlie Barracks, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3148
    Larry Jackson
  • Pacific Golden Plover
    Pacific Golden Plover
    Pluvialis fulva
    Charlie Barracks, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3165
    Larry Jackson
  • Pacific Golden Plover
    Pacific Golden Plover
    Pluvialis fulva - breeding coloration.
    Charlie Barracks, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3171
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Ducks
    Laysan Ducks
    Anas laysanensis
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 21, 2012
    2012-03-21#3234
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-footed Albatross
    Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria nigripes
    Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#4767
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross chick
    Laysan Albatross chick
    Phoebastria immutabilis - flapping the young wings a bit.
    Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#4785
    Larry Jackson
  • Magnificent Frigatebird
    Magnificent Frigatebird
    Fregata magnificens - juvenile.
    Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#4886
    Larry Jackson
  • Red-footed Booby
    Red-footed Booby
    Sula sula
    Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#3490
    Larry Jackson
  • East View
    East View
    White sand bottoms make for incredibly beautiful water.
    Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#5092
    Larry Jackson
  • West View
    West View
    Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#5093
    Larry Jackson
  • Sooty Tern
    Sooty Tern
    Sterna fuscata
    Eastern Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#3579
    Larry Jackson
  • Green Sea Turtles
    Green Sea Turtles
    Chelonia mydas
    Cargo Pier, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Widllife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#3641
    Larry Jackson
  • Green Sea Turtles
    Green Sea Turtles
    Chelonia mydas
    Old Seaplane Ramp, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#3655
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-footed Albatross
    Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria nigripes
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 22, 2012
    2012-03-22#5107
    Larry Jackson
  • Naupaka
    Naupaka
    Scaevola sericea
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5111
    Larry Jackson
  • Photographers
    Photographers
    Moving around to get the best angle for the Albatross 'runway'.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5113
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - with low wind, the Albatross ran down a small incline to get enough speed to take off.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#3804
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - two making a take off run.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#3867
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-footed Albatross
    Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria nigripes
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5118
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-footed Albatross
    Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria nigripes - larger than Laysan Albatross, these needed a windier location to afford taking off.
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5129
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-footed Albatross
    Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria nigripes
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5142
    Larry Jackson
  • Waldron Trail
    Waldron Trail
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5316
    Larry Jackson
  • Waldron Trail
    Waldron Trail
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5319
    Larry Jackson
  • White Terns
    White Terns
    Gygis alba rothchildi - nesting in the seaside trees.
    Waldron Trail, South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5331
    Larry Jackson
  • White Terns
    White Terns
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Waldron Trail, South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5332
    Larry Jackson
  • White Terns
    White Terns
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Inner Harbor, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#3920
    Larry Jackson
  • Ruddy Turnstone
    Ruddy Turnstone
    Arenaria interpres
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#3944
    Larry Jackson
  • White-tailed Tropicbird
    White-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon lepturus
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#3966
    Larry Jackson
  • Bristle-thighed Curlew
    Bristle-thighed Curlew
    Numenius tahitiensis
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#3987
    Larry Jackson
  • White-tailed Tropicbird
    White-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon lepturus
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#3991
    Larry Jackson
  • White-tailed Tropicbird
    White-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon lepturus - sitting on nest.
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#4010
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Noddy
    Black Noddy
    Anous minutus
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#4019
    Larry Jackson
  • Pacific Golden Plover
    Pacific Golden Plover
    Pluvialis fulva - breeding coloration.
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#4025
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Canary
    Common Canary
    Serinus carius - gathering nesting material.
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#4031
    Larry Jackson
  • White-tailed Tropicbird
    White-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon lepturus
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5405
    Larry Jackson
  • White-tailed Tropicbird
    White-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon lepturus
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5412
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross chick
    Laysan Albatross chick
    Phoebastris immutabilis - leucistic.
    Fuel Farm, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5496
    Larry Jackson
  • Green Sea Turtle
    Green Sea Turtle
    Chelonia mydas
    Old Seaplane Ramp, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5497
    Larry Jackson
  • LJax & Debbie
    LJax & Debbie
    Dr. Strangelove moment.
    New Hangar, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5510
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross chick
    Laysan Albatross chick
    Phoebastria immutabilis - juvenile.
    Mall, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#4046
    Larry Jackson
  • Hawaiian Monk Seal
    Hawaiian Monk Seal
    Monachus schauinslandi - number K13 for this endangered specie.
    Old Seaplane Ramp, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#4055
    Larry Jackson
  • Hawaiian Monk Seal
    Hawaiian Monk Seal
    Monachus schauinslandi K13 - uncomfortable around us.
    Old Seaplane Ramp, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#4093
    Larry Jackson
  • Seabees Logo
    Seabees Logo
    WWII Seaplane Hangar, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 23, 2012
    2012-03-23#5524
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - more photos at the Albatross runway.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5547
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5558
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - kicking up sand.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5569
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - aborting the take off.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5580
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5583
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5588
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - kicking up sand, headed right for me.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5601
    Larry Jackson
  • White Tern
    White Tern
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5616
    Larry Jackson
  • Charlie Barracks
    Charlie Barracks
    Painting by Wyland, also signed by Sylvia Earle.
    Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5625
    Larry Jackson
  • Charlie Barracks
    Charlie Barracks
    Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5626
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Canary
    Common Canary
    Serinus carius - bathing.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4103
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Canary
    Common Canary
    Serinus carius - bathing.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4114
    Larry Jackson
  • Common Canary
    Common Canary
    Serinus carius - bathing.
    North Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4117
    Larry Jackson
  • Water Hyssop
    Water Hyssop
    Bidens alba
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5636
    Larry Jackson
  • White Terns
    White Terns
    Gygis alba rothchildi
    Cemetery, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4122
    Larry Jackson
  • Short-tailed Albatross
    Short-tailed Albatross
    Phoebastria albutrus - juvenile.
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4191
    Larry Jackson
  • Short-tailed Albatross
    Short-tailed Albatross
    Phoebastria albutrus - juvenile.
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4199
    Larry Jackson
  • Short-tailed Albatross
    Short-tailed Albatross
    Phoebastria albutrus - juvenile
    Rusty Bucket, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4231
    Larry Jackson
  • Short-tailed Albatross
    Short-tailed Albatross
    Phoebastria albutrus
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4265
    Larry Jackson
  • Short-tailed Albatross
    Short-tailed Albatross
    Phoebastria albutrus
    South Beach, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4312
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Brant
    Black Brant
    Branta bernicla - probably blown off its normal migration.
    Southeast, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4379
    Larry Jackson
  • Group
    Group
    New Hangar, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#2109
    Joseph Van Os
  • Laysan Albatross chick
    Laysan Albatross chick
    Phoebastria immutabilis - juvenile.
    Charlie Barracks, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5652
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis - typical density of the nest sites.
    D Barracks, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5654
    Larry Jackson
  • Laysan Albatross
    Laysan Albatross
    Phoebastria immutabilis
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5655
    Larry Jackson
  • Beach
    Beach
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5656
    Larry Jackson
  • Beach
    Beach
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5658
    Larry Jackson
  • Montipora turgescens
    Montipora turgescens
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5661
    Larry Jackson
  • White-tailed Tropicbird
    White-tailed Tropicbird
    Phaethon lepturus
    Cemetery, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4399
    Larry Jackson
  • Tropical-Almond
    Tropical-Almond
    Terminalia catappa
    Cemetery, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4412
    Larry Jackson
  • Cowpen Daisy
    Cowpen Daisy
    Verbesina encelioides
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5663
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Noddy
    Black Noddy
    Anous minutus - on the nest.
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4419
    Larry Jackson
  • Black-footed Albatross
    Black-footed Albatross
    Phoebastria nigripes - juvenile.
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#5667
    Larry Jackson
  • Black Noddy
    Black Noddy
    Anous minutus
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4423
    Larry Jackson
  • Bristle-thighed Curlew
    Bristle-thighed Curlew
    Numenius tahitiensis
    Northwest, Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge, March 24, 2012
    2012-03-24#4433
    Larry Jackson