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Royal Albatross (Diomedea epomophora)
Royal Albatross Colony, Otago Peninsula, South Island, New Zealand

Nikon D300 | Sigma 120-400OS @ 400mm
1/1000s f/10 ISO640 | Raw
Featured in South Island, New Zealand (25 April 2010)
Featured in The Birds (12 June 2010)
Featured in Made By Nature (25 July 2010)
Top 10 in Islands, Islands, Islands “In the air up there” (7 May 2011)

I photograph landscapes and people and mostly anything … just as long as it is in front of the lens and looks good
My images are from Australia, New Zealand and Asia
My photography also appears on werner.padarin.photography

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  • Robert Elliott
    Robert Elliottalmost 5 years ago

    its coming to get you, lovely front on shot, really shows the breadth of their wingspan

  • thanks Robert – one of these birds flew so close overhead that I instinctively ducked – probably just under 4m wingspan

    – Werner Padarin

  • HelenPadarin
    HelenPadarinalmost 5 years ago

    Haha! That’s great! It’s making me want to duck or run to get out of the way!

  • yes, well, I DID duck – would have liked to spend more time there – thanks Helen

    – Werner Padarin

  • PhotosByG
    PhotosByGalmost 5 years ago

    Congratulations! Your photo has been featured in “South Island, New Zealand”
    This photo was chosen because it was of a very high quality and it captured exactly the sort of work we are looking for in this group.
    Please keep up the great work and we hope you continue to add more of your excellent photographs to this group.

  • thankyou very much Graham, much appreciated

    – Werner Padarin

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    June 12, 2010

  • thankyou very much Teresa, that’s a great honour

    – Werner Padarin

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You are so very welcome Werner

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamover 4 years ago

    Werner this is just great. I would love to see these great birds.

  • thanks Kay – they soar whenever the wind is right – an hour or so drive out of Dunedin

    – Werner Padarin

  • Judi Rustage
    Judi Rustageover 3 years ago

  • many thanks to the kind voters!!

    – Werner Padarin

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréalmost 3 years ago

  • my pleasure, Peter

    – Werner Padarin

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • thankyou Larry

    – Werner Padarin

  • Sanne Hoekstra
    Sanne Hoekstraalmost 3 years ago

  • my pleasure, Sanne!

    – Werner Padarin

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