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Mollymawks are a type of Albatross that belong to Diomedeidae family and come from the Procellariiformes order, along with Shearwaters, Fulmars, Storm-petrels, and Diving-petrels. They are restricted to the Southern Hemisphere, where they are the most common of the albatrosses. They were long considered to be in the same genus as the great albatrosses,
This shot was taken from the back of the Whale Watch boat I was on. When ever the boat shifted location several of these beautiful birds followed it.
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great shot of this beautiful seabird,well caught very good colours and detail.
Excelent shot of this wonderfull and really interesting seagull looking albatros. It looks kinda angry with you because you were taking the picture :P
Have a great day,
Great photo Ralph. Its beak and shading on its head/neck area is interesting, I don't think I've ever seen one of these in real-life. It looks very aggressive whilst looking that way, perfect photo opportunity. Good job on the composition and DOF too, and nice use of the full focal length. Sounds like it was a good day.
This is a new bird, for me.
It has a dour expression, or is it just concentrating on the boat?
You have a fine capture, showing the bird's plummage to good effect. The turn of its head, looking towards the lower r/h corner of the frame, meant a thoughtful composition, for you, which you have dealt with perfectly.
Superbe photo avec d'excellents détails sur la tête!!
Bec sublime et bel oeil souligné par cette étrange ligne grise qui donne de la force à son regard!