tiabunna

tiabunna

Posted on 01/24/2014


Photo taken on December 17, 2005



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South Polar Skua
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Stercorarius maccormicki


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Skuas Again!

Skuas Again!
Following the interest in my previous shot (link in note) of the pair of South Polar Skuas Stercorarius maccormicki, here's a wider shot to give more context. Although it's easy to dislike skuas because they predate on penguin chicks and eggs, they also fill a very useful role as scavengers, keeping the area clean: natural decay in Antarctica is very slow indeed.

Minty Chewson, Jenny Thynne, Christina Port, Richard Boucher and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


29 comments - The latest ones
Tacheles
Tacheles
Fantastic bird view.
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Tacheles
Thank you, Norbert.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
o0o wonderful light on those flight feathers ... always
they catch my eye ... had no time to paint sadly this
weekend with the events of yesterday ... but your
picture does inspire to paint ;-) oOo
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thank you, Bev. This pair totally ignored me, which was great for getting these shots, and the light overcast broke the sunlight from being too harsh. I hope you're feeling a little better now.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya has replied to tiabunna
o0o six weeks ago ... and oh I did not feel well ... so thanks ;-)
yes ... much better now thank you ;-) o0o
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in NATURE 4U and also ADMIRED in 4U
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thanks again, Bev.
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
A really lovely shot.
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Monica Meeneghan
Thank you, Monica.
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Super shot!! What a lovely pair!!

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3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to sasithorn_s
Thank you, Sas. Yes, they were indeed impressive.
3 years ago.
Sigmund
Sigmund
A great capture of the great pair....Beautiful focus, details and comp :-))
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Sigmund
Thank you, Sigmund.
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++Fantastic !!!!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Rambonp
Thank you.
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
wonderful moment...
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Dynamo
Thank you, AJ.
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
nice piece of action going on here , a fine shot
An Excellent View!!
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'Scapes!!
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Colin
Thank you, Colin.
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Thank you.
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Very nice scene ! Well taken !
Seen in : Two (or more) of a Kind
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Swetlana Hasenjäger
Thank you, Swetlana.
3 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Très belle prise !
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to Richard Boucher
Merci beaucoup, Richard.
3 years ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
ADMIRED in BIRDS 4U
3 years ago.
tiabunna has replied to beverleyplaya
Thank you, Bev.
3 years ago.