White-bellied storm petrel, Fregetta grallaria

White-bellied storm petrels are one of the smallest seabirds on the planet. Clocking in at 48g, they are a tricky subject to capture. Lord Howe Island is the only place they breed in Australia. With one foot in the smooth water, this storm petrel reminds me of a skater on ice.

Near Balls Pyramid, Lord Howe Island Group

Sony A9, Sony100–400 GM 4.5–5.6, 1/5000, f/7.1, ISO 640, handheld

by Jack C. Shick, Lord Howe Island