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 BLACK-CAPPED PETREL STEJNEGER'S PETREL COOK'S PETREL MAS-A-TIERRA PETREL
BLACK-WINGED PETREL GOULD'S PETREL COLLARED PETREL MAGNIFICENT PETREL BLUE PETREL
BONIN 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
AUDUBON'S SHEARWATER SUBANTARCTIC LITTLE SHEARWATER WILSON'S STORM-PETREL WILSON'S STORM-PETREL Chilensis 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 BAND-RUMPED STORM-PETREL "GRANTS" STORM-PETREL
MADEIRAN STORM-PETREL LEACH'S STORM-PETREL AINLEY'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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