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Fighting Petrels
Photographer: Sebastian Kennerknecht
Location: Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand
Northern Giant Petrels (Macronectes halli) are the bulldogs of the sea. They posture and fight at seemingly every possibility. This pair went at it for a good thirty seconds, splashing and biting the whole way through. In the end, there was no clear victor, both individuals seperated a few feet and seemed to pretend like nothing happened. Taken in Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand
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Camera Information: Canon 1D Mark IV, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
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