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Bird Beach
Photograph by Michael Nichols

Shorebirds cruise a sandbar along the coast of Gabon, an important feeding and breeding area for many marine species. Migratory birds, leatherback turtles, even humpback whales are drawn to Gabon's coastal waters, mudflats, and white-sand beaches.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Canon EOS 1V
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 24mm f/1.4
Speed and F-Stop: Aperture priority f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: 7 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: Available light
Special Equipment: I had the camera mounted on the airplane wing pointed straight down and triggered it with a long cable release.



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