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Northern Giant Petrel

Image # 1D2_01536

Waters off Kaikoura, New Zealand


Canon 70-200L/f2.8 IS at 175 mm

ISO 320, f/11, 1/1000 second

Manual Metering



Back at the Albatross Encounters boat trip from Kaikoura, this is another fairly large bird - the Northern Giant Petrel. Our guide indicated that this was an older individual, as evidenced by its fading, almost greyish feathers, and a more bluish eye.