SNOW PETREL

Snow petrel, Pagodroma nivea

From a clifftop I watched a snow petrel darting to and from a nest below. The sparkling ocean backdrop was too bright for me or my camera autofocus system to ‘see’ the white bird. I pre-focused instead when the background was land and continued tracking and shooting by instinct to get this shot.

Devil Island, Antarctica

Canon EOS 7D Mk II, EF 100–400mm, f/4.5–5.6 L IS II USM, 1/2000, f/7.1, ISO 400, handheld

by Andrew Peacock, Queensland