Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) coming in for landing (with feet out to slow down) over the hills at Steeple Jason Island in the Falkland Islands.

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Comments (190)

ansory on March 18, 2009

Excellent capture!I like it!greeting from beijing,ansory

@na travizi on March 18, 2009

Spectacular shot and very impressive gallery. VOTED! Greetings from Croatia, @na travizi

You are invited to visit my February contestOTED! All the best, @na travizi

Darjo on March 18, 2009

Wonderful shot! VOTED! Greetings from Slovenia,Darjo

Κοσμάς Καραχλές on March 19, 2009


Excellent capture!Voted. Kosmas

Clive Pople on March 20, 2009

Another brilliant shot ! VOTED ! Clive

Alex V. on March 20, 2009

Nice ! Voted and Y*

Elemér NO VIEWS on March 21, 2009



marecki-lysy on March 21, 2009

Very nice picture! Greetings from Scotland, Marecki.

Emidu72 on March 21, 2009

Joli paysage et bel envol de cet oiseau >>>> je VOTE

Salutations de France, Emilie

Annie Fedorenkova on March 25, 2009

Wooow! Wonderful!! What a shot! It's diffucult to believe that's true... excellent!!! VOTED Greetings from Russia

© barbara blue, Germ… on March 27, 2009

Ein sehr erfreuliches Bild von den Falkland-Inseln. Mit sehr viel Lebendigkeit und schönem Licht! Voted! Grüße, Barbara

Vadim Anokhin on March 28, 2009

Voted. Great shot!

Manoo G on March 28, 2009

Very clear capture of the albatross Lichten. Caught beautifully against equally stunning landscape background.

Regards Manoo

>| Micha |< on March 28, 2009

Magnificent shoot!


best wishes Micha

Carles Prats on March 28, 2009

Exceptional picture!

Tlapp on March 29, 2009

I'd lie if I said I didn't like this pic. Voted. Rafal

NO VIEWS isia16 on March 29, 2009

piękne zdjęcie,głosuję.Greetings from Poland.Isia

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Yamile.Omaira Mayorg… on March 30, 2009

Hermosa toma, simplemente el momento justo. Un saludo cordial desde Bogota (Colombia). Att/ Omaira

Gabriel Avramovici on March 31, 2009

Very nice,voted!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on February 25, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by LichtenHansen
    • Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
    • Taken on 2008/01/03 12:49:50
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/16.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash