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Wandering Albatross
Diomedea exulans
Copyright David Seibel, 2017 (#10773) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Exposure: 1/4000 sec, f/9.0, ISO 1000
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L at 150mm
Date: January 30, 2017
Location: South Pacific Ocean off Kaikoura Peninsula, Kaikoura District, Canterbury, New Zealand

Description: Gibson's race, D. e. gibsoni, probably squabbling over food. After fledging, it takes 10-15 years for this species to acquire definitive (adult) plumage. These birds are both near the upper end of that range.