Stand off

By: Arjen Drost

Feb 06 2016

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Category: Birds, nature, Photography, Polar

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Focal Length:400mm
Shutter:1/1250 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Southern Giant Petrel and Brown Skua

When we were ashore at the South Orkneys, I saw a white morph Southern Giant Petrel land somewhere nearby. As white morphs are quite rare, I hoped to be able to take a picture. When I came closer, I saw he was eating on a dead Cape Petrel and a Brown Skua was trying to get a bite as well. However, he clearly had some respect for the much larger Giant Petrel and could only wait at a distance. Allowing me to take a picture of this stand off.

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