ACAP Photo Essays

A series of photo essays that features photographs of the 31 ACAP-listed species, along with information from and about their photographers.  The style of writing and the content vary to give a personal touch.  It is hoped that the series will help inspire readers to support the conservation of the world’s threatened albatrosses and petrels.  Click on the species' name to find the photographic essay in ACAP Latest News.

The ACAP Photo Essay series serves to complement the more detailed and referenced ACAP Species Assessments, the concise, illustrated ACAP Species Summaries series, and the growing ACAP Species Infographic series that can be freely downloaded as posters.




Atlantic Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche chlororhychos by Christopher Jones

Amsterdam Albatross Diomedea amsterdamensis by Jean-Paul Roux

Antipodean Albatross Diomedea antipodensis by Kath Walker

Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris by Richard Phillips

Black-footed Albatross Phoebastria nigripes by Beth Flint

Buller's Albatross Thalassarche bulleri by Jean-Claude Stahl

Campbell Albatross Thalassarche impavida by Peter Moore

Chatham Albatross Thalassarche eremita by Chris Robertson

Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross Thalassarche carteri by Karine Delord

Grey-headed Albatross Thalassarche chrysostoma by Kim Stevens

Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis by Hob Osterlund

Light-mantled Albatross Phoebetria palpebrata by Jaimie Cleeland

Northern Royal Albatross Diomedea sanfordi by Sharyn Broni

Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini by Graham Parker, with Matt Charteris

Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus by Naoki Tomita

Shy Albatross Thalassarche cauta by Kris Carlyon

Sooty Albatross Phoebetria fusca by Stefan Schoombie

Southern Royal Albatross Diomedea epomophora by Peter Moore

Tristan Albatross Diomedea dabbenena by Michelle Risi

Wandering Albatross Diomedea exulans by Alexis Osborne

Waved Albatross Phoebastria irrorata by Ken Logan

White-capped Albatross Thalassarche steadi by Graham Parker



Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus by 'Pep' Arcos

Black Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni by Elizabeth 'Biz' Bell

Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea by Jeremy Bird

Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes halli by Janine Schoombie

Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus by Héctor Gutiérrez Guzmán

Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus by Alex Dodds

Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata by Peter Ryan 

Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica by Kerry-Jayne Wilson

White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis by Kalinka Rexer-Huber


Last updated 20 April 2023


The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

About ACAP

ACAP Secretariat

119 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000

Tel: +61 3 6165 6674