tiabunna

tiabunna

Posted on 01/24/2014


Photo taken on December 17, 2005



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South Polar Skua
Adelie
Terre Adelie
East Antarctica
skua
Antarctica
penguin
tag
band
Stercorarius maccormicki


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This is Our Patch!

This is Our Patch!
A pair of South Polar Skuas Stercorarius maccormicki which have just laid claim to a spot in an Adelie penguin colony, screeching defiance to other skuas circling overhead. With neighbours like these, you have to feel sorry for the penguin in the background! I later showed this to a French biologist, who told me he had banded the nearer skua several years previously and appreciated the information on its location.

Claudine Gaulier-Denis, Rick Simpson, Maria, James Wiley and 19 other people have particularly liked this photo


36 comments - The latest ones
Dave_01
Dave_01
Excellent capture my friend with good detail

This Lovely image was viewed in my favourite group
Thank you for posting in Vigilant Photographers Unite
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Wow. Brilliant catch.
3 years ago.
Xata
Xata
Espectacular e fora de série!
3 years ago.
Sonja
Sonja
Yes, poor penguin, It might want to use some penguin earplugs :) .... but skuas are so magnificent big nice birds! What a wingspan!!! This is a great shot.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o fine detail indeed ... always seagulls make me want
to paint when I see them like this ... we taken indeed oOo

I note he is ringed too ... bet they squeal when caught to
do this ;-)
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in NATURE 4U
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o paint brushes are now dancing up and down ;-)
I hope this weekend to do some painting and so
perhaps perhaps seagulls ;-) I do love them oOo

ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
I hope the painting is going well, Bev. :)
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to tiabunna
o0o sadly the funeral of a friend and last night
the loss of a friend, I just feel numb, no painting
but perhaps as I switch off from here to paint
will be a release and welcome diversion ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
So sorry to read that news, Bev, it must be a terribly distressing time. My deepest condolences and I hope some time painting gives the release you're seeking.
3 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Thank you for posting your lovely image in the VPU Group

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Fantastic and well timed image. Well done George Hugs Tess
3 years ago.
Hans Guenter
Hans Guenter
Sure!
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Sensacional
3 years ago.
Meadowmom
Meadowmom
Arrogance! Dominance! ...and how did you ever get such a clear shot of the band!
(It probably takes a bold man to band a skua.)
3 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
ADMIRED in NATURE 4U
3 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
A priceless shot!
3 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
Excellent shot, George.
3 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
Excellent! The look as though they're very noisy neighbours! I think I can hear them from here! :)
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
A terrific shot! Great detail and timing.
Have a grand day!
3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
That's Wild!!
Seen in

Wonderful World
of Wildlife!!
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful capture, stunning bird photo
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Well done!
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent detailed close ups!! Simply superb!!!!!
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice moment captured !
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Fabulous shot! Great detail and timing!
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Thanks for adding your high quality picture on Nature Fine Pictures Gallery
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3 years ago.
Eva Buijs
Eva Buijs
great capture!

Your Colourful image was viewed appreciated!

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3 years ago.
Barra1man (Leaving )
Barra1man (Leaving )
Hi again.

Your Colourful image was viewed appreciated!

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3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Thank you, everyone, for your kind comments and faves.
3 years ago.
Mercury fotografie
Mercury fotografie
Wow! Very cool! Impressive how you captured these!
And yes I can imagine the penguin to feel annoyed :) What a great coincidence that you met the person who banded it!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Mercury fotografie
Thanks, Arthur, we met at the French base of Dumont d'Urville a few days later.
3 years ago.
Maria
Maria
Terrific timing, what a shot!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Maria
Thank you, Maria. It helped that they ignored me entirely.
3 years ago.
ortho158
ortho158
this is extraordinary
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to ortho158
Thank you.
3 years ago.