White-capped Mollymawk, Diomedea cauta, Bench Island, New Zealand

White-capped Mollymawk, Diomedea cauta, Bench Island, New Zealand

Description: Shy mollymawks or albatrosses (Diomedea cauta steadi), also known as white-capped mollymawks, are the most abundant albatross in the New Zealand region, with 70,000–80,000 breeding pairs on the Auckland Islands.
This picture was taken in Abbott Passage close to Bench Island by Stewart Island on Marine Nature Cruise of Real Journeys.

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Keywords: New Zealand, Southland, Diomedea cauta, Thalassarche cauta, Thalassarche steadi, White-capped Mollymawk, Shy Mollymawk, albatross, Stewart Island, Muttonbird Islands, Titi, water, ocean, Diomedeidae, Real Journeys, Bench Island, Abbott Passage, Flat Rock, fauna, bird, nature, Murihiku

Exif: Exposure: 1/1000, Aperture: 11.0, ISO: 200

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