Seabirds of Eastern Hokkaido

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A few images of some of the seabirds I was able to get reasonable photos of.

John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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John Wright

John Wright

John Wright is an Australian wildlife photographer and bird guide based in Kyushu, Japan. John became seriously engaged in nature photography while living in Japan and then Thailand. He returned to Japan in 2008 and has since concentrated on wildlife photography, especially birds. John visits Southeast Asia and Australia regularly, but usually travels within the Japanese archipelago, where he also guides visiting birders and wildlife photography enthusiasts.

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John Wright

Hi Steven – thanks for the comment! I suppose the series is a little misleading with the last image, because all of the photos posted were taken from two boat trips we did, although we did observe many birds and sea mammals from the blind at Cape Nosappu (and saw different birds from there, such as Red-faced Cormorant and Rhinoceros Auklet). I used a Canon 1D-X, EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM and 2x TC MkIII both on the boat trips (handheld) and from the blind at the cape (tripod mounted). The blind’s elevation is not so high, so the… Read more »

Steven Scott

Fantastic series of interesting sea birds. How distant were the birds from the blind? And the next question is, what camera and lens did you use?

Steven Scott

Fantastic series of interesting sea birds. How distant were the birds from the blind? And the next question is, what camera and lens did you use?