BULLER’S ALBATROSS, THALASSARCHE BULLERI

BULLER’S ALBATROSS

THALASSARCHE BULLERI

STATUS: NEAR THREATENED

The boat was rocking in a large swell, it was pouring with rain, and I was being sick overboard when this stunning Buller’s albatross came in close. Sometimes a photo is worth the pain. Buller’s albatross is a common by-catch from long-line fisheries in the Southern Ocean.

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
Canon EOS 7D Mk II, Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, 1/3200, f/5.6, ISO 640, handheld

by Georgina Steytler