PETRELS AND OTHER TUBENOSES- Click on the photo for more images.
This group contains some of the most exciting and beautiful seabirds on the planet, unfortunately they are often highly pelagic and nocturnal at their breeding colonies. The Pterodromas, in particular, are the most accomplished fliers, and the sight of one (or more) arcing over a stormy ocean is well worth the discomforts involved. Very few follow, or even approach ships, so photography, or even observing them, is often challenging, but I'm quite pleased with some of the results. Other tubenoses, such as Shearwaters and Storm-petrels, are more obliging, as are Giant Petrels, unfortunately these last are anything but elegant.
HALL'S GIANT PETREL SOUTHERN GIANT PETREL ANTARCTIC PETREL PINTADO PETREL SNOW PETREL
NORTHERN FULMAR PACIFIC FULMAR ANTARCTIC OR SOUTHERN FULMAR GREAT-WINGED PETREL GREY-FACED PETREL
KERMADEC PETREL SOFT-PLUMAGED PETREL FEA'S PETREL ZINO'S PETREL TAHITI PETREL
WHITE-HEADED PETREL MOTTLED PETREL ATLANTIC PETREL WHITE-NECKED PETREL JUAN FERNANDEZ PETREL
GALAPAGOS PETREL STEJNEGER'S PETREL COOK'S PETREL MAS-A-TIERRA PETREL BONIN PETREL
BLACK-WINGED PETREL GOULD'S PETREL COLLARED PETREL MAGNIFICENT PETREL BLUE PETREL
ANTARCTIC PRION SLENDER-BILLED PRION FULMAR PRION FAIRY PRION BROAD-BILLED PRION
BULWER'S PETREL JOUANIN'S PETREL WHITE-CHINNED PETREL SPECTACLED PETREL WESTLAND PETREL
PARKINSON'S PETREL GREY PETREL CORY'S SHEARWATER SCOPOLI'S SHEARWATER CAPE VERDE SHEARWATER
STREAKED SHEARWATER WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER WEDGE-TAILED SHEARWATER (PALE PHASE) BULLER'S SHEARWATER FLESH-FOOTED SHEARWATER
PINK-FOOTED SHEARWATER GREAT SHEARWATER SOOTY SHEARWATER SHORT-TAILED SHEARWATER MANX SHEARWATER
BALEARIC SHEARWATER FLUTTERING SHEARWATER GALAPAGOS SHEARWATER HEINROTH'S SHEARWATER SUBANTARCTIC LITTLE SHEARWATER
WILSON'S STORM-PETREL WILSON'S STORM-PETREL NEW ZEALAND STORM-PETREL GREY-BACKED STORM-PETREL BLACK-BELLIED STORM-PETREL
WHITE-BELLIED STORM-PETREL EUROPEAN STORM-PETREL WHITE-FACED STORM-PETREL HORNBY'S STORM-PETREL MARKHAM'S STORM-PETREL
WEDGE-RUMPED STORM-PETREL MADEIRAN STORM-PETREL LEACH'S STORM-PETREL TRISTRAM'S STORM-PETREL MATSUDAIRA'S STORM-PETREL
FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL MAGELLAN DIVING-PETREL PERUVIAN DIVING-PETREL SOUTH GEORGIA DIVING-PETREL COMMON DIVING-PETREL

AA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
ALAN & ANN TATE
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