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Wandering Albatross
Diomedea exulans
 
 
Copyright David Seibel, 2017 (#10766) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Exposure: 1/3200 sec, f/8.0, ISO 800
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L at 105mm
Date: January 30, 2017
Location: South Pacific Ocean off Kaikoura Peninsula (Kaikoura District, Canterbury, New Zealand)

Description: Gibson's race, D. e. gibsoni. After fledging, it takes 10-15 years for this species to acquire definitive (adult) plumage. This bird is near the lower end of that range.