Nazca Booby

Posted by Cindy Marple on Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:34 am

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Nazca Booby
Offshore from Southern California
Nikon D500, 500mm f/5.6 PF, 1/2000, f/7.1, ISO1600
Nazca Booby is apparently expanding its range northward, they are being seen more regularly off of So Cal now where a few years ago they were mega-rare.  We had several on a recent 5-day offshore trip, and a surprise of a second coming in to squabble with one we were all focused on.  
Hand-held from a rocking boat, unfortunately I missed the framing a bit, but I still like the interaction.  In the next frame the lower bird has a beakfull of tail feathers- but the top bird is cut off!  

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by david fletcher on Sun Sep 12, 2021 11:44 am
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Sometimes, being on a rocking boat leaves you with the feeling any image produced is somewhat of a minor miracle. Such fantastic action. Congrats!
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 12, 2021 2:01 pm
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Great capture of the squabble between these two, Cindy! That lower one looks like it fights dirty. Well done from a boat!

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:03 pm
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Great interaction shot.

by peter makuch on Sun Sep 12, 2021 5:23 pm
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a nice nature value shot of this action,i would of like to see the full tail of the bottom bird, other wise it's a beauty CINDY.

by ADKShooter on Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:14 am
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Wonderful interaction. In particular I like the head turn of the upper bird looking to defend itself at the last second.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Sep 14, 2021 3:43 pm
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I'm a big fan of seabirds, great that you got to see this species this far north.
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