Non-Passerines Seabirds Photographed in their Natural Habitat

This album page provides links to galleries that feature images of Non-Passerine Seabirds1 that occupy various ocean and pelagic habitats. The primary gallery displays portraits of individual species together with juvenile/immature and male/female dimorphic species when I’ve been able to photograph them.

Seabird Photo Albums

Gibson’s Albatross (Diomedea antipodensis gibsoni) female on water at Kaikoura Pelagic in New Zealand.

The 'tubenoses' comprise albatrosses, mainly found in the Southern Ocean, together with petrel and shearwater cosmopolitan families, which have greatest diversity in the Southern Hemisphere.

Yellow-eyed Penguin (Megadyptes antipodes) on the beach at Sandfly Bay, Otago Peninsula in New Zealand

Penguins are Southern Hemisphere ocean birds that mainly inhabit the cold waters of Antarctic and subantarctic. Auks are marine, neritic and pelagic birds found in northern oceans.

Red-footed Booby (Sula sula websteri) brown morph at Genovesa Island

Boobies, frigatebirds and tropicbirds are marine, mainly pelagic birds, found in tropical and subtropical oceans.

1 Taxonomic orders that I include in bird classification for seabirds: (i) Procellariiformes; the tubenosed seabirds (Albatrosses, Petrels and Shearwaters); (ii) The tubenose sister clade Sphenisciformes (Penguins), (iii) Gaviiformes (Loons) sister to (i) and (ii); (iv) Auks placed in Charadriiformes and (v) Suliformes (Gannets, Boobies and Frigatebirds) and (vi) Phaethontiformes (Tropicbirds) sister to core waterbirds. My waterbird albums include species listed in the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Wetland species/families encompass eight different Aves Orders including Charadriiformes and Suliformes, which include both waterbird and seabird families.