Posted by Carol Eifert on February 6, 2014 at 9:14 am
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I photographed this Wandering Albatross off of Kaikoura, New Zealand, in Feb, 2013. The bird was photographed on the Albatross Encounter tour, which does chum to attract birds.
The birds get quite close to the boat, and I was able to get this shot with a Nikon S400 point-and-shoot.
This bird is from the gibsoni subspecies, also known as Gibson’s Albatross or Gibson’s Wandering Albatross.