The blue-footed booby (Sula nebouxii) is distributed among the continental coasts of the eastern Pacific Ocean from California to the Galápagos Islands down into Peru. This one was photographed in Isla Lobos de Tierra
Atlantic puffin - Island of Lunga, Scotland.
A pair of brown boobies (Sula leucogaster) in Lacepede Islands.
Azure kingfisher (Ceyx azureus)
An osprey (Pandion haliaetus) flying above its nest in Wandjina Island, Kimberley.
Red-legged kittiwake (Rissa brevirostris) are coastal breeding birds ranging in the North Pacific, North Atlantic, and Arctic oceans. They form large, dense, noisy colonies during the summer reproductive period, often sharing habitat with murres. They are the only gull species that are exclusively cliff-nesting.
Gentoo Penguin, standing on ice on a beautiful and cold day here in the white continent!
One of my favorite pictures from this last week. West Point, Falklands.
The IUCN Red List lists the gentoo (Pygoscelis papua) as near threatened, due to a rapid decline in some key populations which is believed to be driving a moderate overall decline in the species population. Examples include the population at Bird Island, South Georgia, where the population fell by two-thirds in 25 years.
Great thing about coming to Antarctica in the early part of the season, is watching the development of the colonies with their young. From the egg to little chicks, in a heartbeat.
Happy Feet! Another incredible day in Brown Bluff, one of my favorite spots in Antarctica... Light was always good there! Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua)!
Puffin Friday! Had a great time photographing puffins in Lunga last week. Found a Burrow close enough from the walking path in the Island and waited with my 400mm for this beautiful guy to show up!
Keel-billed toucan (Ramphastos sulfuratus), photographed during my last trip in South America.
The Atlantic puffin is the only puffin native to the Atlantic Ocean. This one was photographed at the Island of Lunga, Scotland.
The majestic Brazilian Tanager (Ramphocelus bresilius) is always around. One of my favorite birds in the world, and I get to see it almost everyday when at home. Lucky me.
A Seychelles magpie-robin (Copsychus sechellarum), the most endangered of the endemic birds, photographed in Aride, Seychelles.