Waved albatross

Almost the entire world population of Waved Albatross nests on Espanola island in the Galapagos. When not nesting, albatross patrol the open ocean, gliding effortlessly on their huge wings. I photographed this one from a cliff top on Espanola, deliberately capturing it looking down with the sea as background, to emphasise its ocean-going lifestyle. After some practice, my autofocus successfully locked onto the bird rather than the sea.

F/9, 1/1000th second, ISO 400
Accepted: Bristol 2015

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Waved albatross

Almost the entire world population of Waved Albatross nests on Espanola island in the Galapagos. When not nesting, albatross patrol the open ocean, gliding effortlessly on their huge wings. I photographed this one from a cliff top on Espanola, deliberately capturing it looking down with the sea as background, to emphasise its ocean-going lifestyle. After some practice, my autofocus successfully locked onto the bird rather than the sea.

F/9, 1/1000th second, ISO 400
Accepted: Bristol 2015

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Item added to cart