Uploaded 5-Aug-12
Taken 18-May-12
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:alaska, cliff, colony, common murres, gull island, homer, nesting, seabird
Photo Info

Dimensions3888 x 2592
Original file size661 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken18-May-12 17:38
Date modified18-May-12 17:38
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length400 mm
Exposure1/8000 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias-1 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Aperture priority
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Approach

Approach

Each morning, thousands of Common Murres converge on Gull Island, near Homer, AK. After spending the night on open water, seemingly endless streams of these heavy, fast-flying alcids course back into the Kachemak Bay, staking out territories for the coming breeding season.