Images from South Georgia and the Falklands: Giant Petrel

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Giant Petrel

Giant Petrel

Location: St. Andrews Bay, South Georgia Island
Date: 14 October 2004
Camera: Canon EOS 10D
Lens Focal Length: 260mm
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Aperture: f/6.0
ISO: 100
Most of the giant petrels were fairly skittish, but occasionally one would come over to play. This bird was especially playful, and we actually wrestled in the sand (he grabbed my glove, I would ruffle his feathers) for a while before he settled down to preen and I attempted to get a decent photo.