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Waved Albatross 2

Image # 1D2_03383

Espanola Island


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS at 400 mm

ISO 400, f/8, 1/2000 second

Manual Metering



We had spotted an albatross chick, and I was moving into a better position to take a few photos, when this adult albatross abruptly flew right towards me. I quickly snapped a couple of frames as it quickly moved past me. This is a full-frame, un-cropped image, and you can get a feel for the pattern in its breast feathers which forms the basis for its name.