Northern Giant-Petrel

ANIMAL PORTRAIT

These large birds are also known as ‘the vultures of the sea’. Fish scrapes were used to bring the birds close to the boat and allow for more intimate images.

Off the coast, Kaikoura, New Zealand

Canon 1Ds MkII, 70–200mm + 1.4 teleconverter, 1/500, f5.6, ISO 400

by Andy Trowbridge, Christchurch, New Zealand