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Gliding Royal Albatrosses
Photographer: Sebastian Kennerknecht
Location: Kaikoura, South Island, New Zealand
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Seabirds, especially albatrosses love a strong wind to carry them over the ocean, yet on this day there was only the tiniest of breeze. Having close to a 10 foot wing span, this Southern Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora) shows how little wind it needs to glide over the ocean in Kaikoura, on the South Island of New Zealand.
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Camera Information: Canon 1D Mark IV, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6
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