Also known as the Cape pigeon, Pintado petrel, or Cape fulmar, it is a common Southern Ocean species frequently seen flying behind ships but isn’t the easiest bird to photograph.
The brilliant white feathers of the pigeons make for a classic black and white image.
A selection of Red-Crowned Crane images captured in Hokkaido, Japan.
Lake Kussharo in Hokkaido is the largest caldera lake in Japan and is home to the beautiful whooper swan which can be approached at fairly close distance.
Red-crowned cranes standing in the shallows of a river, the first light of the day combined with sub-freezing temperature created a misty, ethereal atmosphere.
The white-tailed eagle is fairly widely distributed, being seen from Greenland through to Southern China, and not considered to be endangered.
Photographed in the Huangshan Mountains, China, an adolescent male snow monkey clutches an infant.
Day 5 of #challengeonnaturephotography on Facebook, a bird day, 3 different species from 3 different continents.
Boulders Beach near Capetown, South Africa, is notable for its colony of African Penguins which can be viewed at fairly close range
The island is about 3 hectares in size, lies about 100m off the shore, and is one of only six sites in the world where Cape gannets breed
The gardens of Kirstenbosch in Capetown, provide wonderful glimpses of multi-coloured sunbirds feeding on flowering proteas.
an early morning in Keoladeo National Park at Bharatpur, India, provides some pleasing wildlife and bird photography opportunities.