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Off Cape of Good Hope, Western Cape
South Africa


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 376 mm
Exposure 1/1000 s, f/5.6, ISO 500 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Order  Procellariiformes   Family  Procellariidae

Deutsch  Riesensturmvogel Dutch  Zuidelijke Reuzenstormvogel
Italian  Ossifraga del sud Spanish  Abanto-marino Antártico


The Southern Giant Petrel is probably the only procellariform agile enough on land to kill other birds; at its nesting grounds it will attack young penguins inadequately guarded by their parents.


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Southern Giant Petrel
Macronectes giganteus
Fulmar géant

Jean-Michel PAULUS