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Wildlife - Black-Legged Kittiwakes Feeding

Competition for food in the Arctic is fierce! In this image, two black-legged kittiwakes dove into the water to snatch arctic cod, but only one was successful. Whenever we neared the coast of Alaska on our cruise, we picked up a devoted following of seabirds. The ship's massive propellers provided a clear channel of stirred-up water in our wake, bringing the cod right to the surface. Those hundred or so seabirds were in heaven.

Technical information:
Camera: Nikon F100
Lens: Nikkor 80-400 VR
Film: Fuji Provia 400F

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