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. My most recent shots, of Barau's Petrel, were taken from the rear of our hotel, but I think I was lucky. 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 DESERTAS PETREL ZINO'S PETREL TAHITI PETREL
WHITE-HEADED PETREL BARAU'S 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
BONIN 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 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
GRANT'S 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
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AA BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
ALAN & ANN TATE
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