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2017

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Fulmar over the Arctic Ocean

From the bridge of the ship, I saw that the wind had suddenly dropped and the the Arctic Ocean became glassy, like a mill pond. Fulmars were swooping below the bow of the ship, inches above the water, their reflections contrasting like shadows... (400mm 1/30s, no photo manipulation)

Fulmar reflected in a glassy Arctic Ocean

The wind suddenly dropped, and Fulmars were swooping low beyond the bow of the ship, their wings almost touching the water, which was like a mirror...

Mandarin

Barnes Wetlands Centre, London.

Another bird on a twig

Warton Crag, Lancashire.

Avian angel

Leighton Moss, SIlverdale.

Kiss and tell

Guillemots on an arctic island.

Contemplation

The ringed teal is a small duck of South American forests.

Commended, Lancaster Photographic Society 2017.

Snipe

Leighton Moss, SIlverdale.

Lineup

Barnes Wetlands Centre, London.

Going for the soft underbelly

Leighton Moss, Silverdale, UK.

Percy the pigeon

This classy bird thinks he is a hen, and behaves like one in the company of chickens!

Hooded crow

Not seen in England, this bedraggled bird was riding a storm on the Isle of Man.

Ducking

Leighton Moss

Twiglet

Leighton Moss. Two cormorants deconstructing a gulls nest - the gull bringeth, and the cormorant taketh away!

Bulbul

Hong Kong

Humming bird

Otovalo, Ecuador.

Whitehaven harbour