This shot was taken sailing the open ocean in The Galapagos, September 2007. A Magnificent Frigatebird on the wing. It was slipstreaming on an ocean breeze, right above our dive boat, sailing back from Wolf and Darwin Islands. He was utterly effortless in holding his glide against an incredibly strong head wind. So, with the boat moving, the wind buffeting and the bird gliding, I found myself on the top deck of the boat desperately trying to focus, compose and capture his essence.
Published in Waveform - Special anniversary edition, feature article. Images and stories about my work as a wildlife photographer. Dec 2010