A rare brood patch on a storm petrel is exposed, a sure sign of a bird in breeding condition.
Read about the search for the mysterious breeding location of New Zealand storm petrels: http://bit.ly/13fN9bj
Image by Shane McInnes.
How to win a photography competition, Tip 4:
Go wide, go close
Long lenses are for photographers without legs. If you have legs, you will need just one lens for 90 per cent of your editorial subjects. A 20mm prime will do just fine. Stay wide and move closer. It will force you to interact on a more meaningful level with your subject than shooting from the shadows, and it will create more immediacy in your images. - James Frankham, NZ Geo editor.
Image by Peter James Quinn. More tips here: http://bit.ly/15ppr28