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Sooty Shearwater bird Puffinus griseus taking off from the water

Sooty Shearwater bird Puffinus griseus taking off from the water.

Thousands of Sooty Shearwater birds (Puffinus griseus) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sooty_Shearwater participate in a feeding frenzy, just outside Morro Rock, in Morro Bay, CA eating the same bait sought by nearby Humpback Whales racing between bait balls. Morro Bay, CA, 16 August 2012

 

Photo © 2012 “Mike” Michael L. Baird, mike {at] mikebaird d o t com, flickr.bairdphotos.com, Canon 5D Mark III, with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, with a circular polarizer, handheld, shooting RAW, Lightly developed in Lightroom 4. See EXIF for photo-specific exposure settings, always Aperture priority, ISO 400, usually slight over-exposure compensation fro photos taken in this set.

 

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Taken on August 16, 2012