May 15, 2015

Hawaiian Petrel, Mexico

Photograph by Alejandro Prieto

Photographer Alejandro Prieto was in the right place at exactly the right time to get this shot, which he submitted to the 2015 Traveler Photo Contest, going on now. "On an expedition at Todos Santos in south Baja California, Mexico, I was searching for big predators feeding on sardine bait balls—marlins, sharks, or tunas—but instead I found this little but very beautiful seabird, the Hawaiian petrel," he says. "It was feeding on crustaceans. Luckily I was able to capture the moment it submerged its head to feed on the tiny food source."

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