Midway Atoll, USA
Black-Footed Albatrosses mate for life but the couples come togther for only a few weeks of the year to mate and raise a single chick. Before this, they renew their bonds by performing an elaborate courtship dance involving lots of head bobbing and thrusting, bill jousting and ballet-like dancing that sees both birds rise up on the tips of their webbed feet. All of this takes place against the backdrop of a beautiful aqua-marine lagoon. The birds completely ignore humans allowing for a slow, low, close approach and the use of a wide-angle lens.
Saturation boost, levels for contrast enhancement
Canon 5D MK3, Canon 16-35mm f2.8 lens at 19mm, handheld