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Bird Resort
Photograph by Randy Olson

Fluffed out like cotton candy, a red-footed booby nestling sits tight as a young adult comes in for landing. In all, Palmyra harbors nearly 30 bird species, including some of the world’s largest nesting colonies of red-footed boobies and black noddies. Bristle-thighed curlews, which number between 6,000 and 10,000 worldwide, winter here after migrating from their breeding grounds in western Alaska.



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: 20-35mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/5.6
Weather Conditions: Broken clouds
Time of Day: 4-5 p.m.
Lighting Techniques: Fill strobe





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