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Antipodean Albatross

Image # 1D2_01534

Waters off Kaikoura, New Zealand


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

ISO 320, f/11, 1/1000 second

Manual Metering



Probably my favorite species on this trip, these birds are just incredibly beautiful, with the soft pastel coloring of their beaks and a faint blue around their eyes, and with the brown color on top of their heads adding some nice contrast relative to the all-white Southern Royal Albatross.