South Polar Skua photos © Bill Schmoker

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South Polar Skua, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

South Polar Skua, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06. Note the aberrant white feathers in the bases of the primaries.

South Polar Skua composite photograph, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05. The lighting, heavy sea, and distant bird all conspired to yield soft shots, but at least the jizz of the bird is discernable.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org