Four-Years Ago (17-January-2016) — Pacific Ocean

Gone to See the World. Semester at Sea Spring 2016 Voyage on the MV World Odyssey. Day 12: Crossing the Pacific Ocean.

At least three of the Masked Boobies remained with the ship overnight. At dawn one was up on the mast. Once the sun rose, they flew above the ship for a while, then flew away.

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Masked Booby on the Mast at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Masked Booby on the Mast at Dawn. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 6400, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/60 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Masked Booby in flight just after sunrise. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO 560, 116 mm, f/5.6 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)
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Three Masked Boobies in flight just after sunrise. Image taken with a Nikon N1V3 camera and 70-300 mm VR lens (ISO250, 149 mm, f/5.6 1/1000 sec). (David J Mathre)

Author: David Mathre

I am a scientist by training (Eckerd College, BSc; Caltech, Ph.D.). I worked for 27 years as a Chemist in the Pharmaceutical Industry developing processes to manufacture medicines for human and animal health. I now spend my time as a photographer updating images in My Image of the Day Photoblog, and My eBird (with images of nearly 450 bird species). hope post COVID-19 to be a world traveler again. My interests include the natural world, wildlife, landscapes, sky, and seascapes, travel, and astrophotography. I look for unique ways of viewing the world and presenting my images. I have traveled to over 55 countries in six continents, often on Semester at Sea voyages. While at home in New Jersey, I spend time on home renovation and expansion of a wildflower garden/meadow.

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