Today’s post features some more images captured in Mexico’s Sea of Cortez … the Magnificent Frigatebird. With it’s normal northern range limited to the very southern U.S. and northern Mexico coasts and islands, this was a “lifer” for me.
As we sailed the Sea of Cortez, we would occasionally see one or more of these beauties fly overhead. Here are a few of my favorite images that I captured during that trip.
Flying over an island, the frigatebird shows off his long tail:
From another flyover, we can see the long, strongly-forked tail of the Magnificent Frigatebird:
As we approached a very small island of rocks, this pair of frigatebirds were perched on one of the rocks:
Photographic Equipment Used:
- Canon 1D Mark 3 body
- Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC
- Handheld, with IS “On”
- ISO 250 and ISO 400
- Aperture f/11
- Shutter Speed 1/80 sec. to 1/640 sec.