Seabird Photos © Bill Schmoker

All Hatteras, NC photos were taken aboard the Miss Hatteras with

All Gray's Canyon, WA photos were taken aboard the Monte Carlo with

All Bar Harbor, ME photos were taken aboard the Friendship V with

All Monterey Bay, CA photos were taken aboard the Pt. Sur Clipper with

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org

Laysan Albatross, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Laysan Albatross, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Laysan Albatross, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Laysan Albatross, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Black-footed Albatross, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Black-footed Albatross, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Light-morph Northern Fulmar, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Dark-morph Northern Fulmar, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Dark-morph Northern Fulmar, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Dark-morph Northern Fulmar, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Light-morph Northern Fulmar, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Black-capped Petrel montage, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

Cory's Shearwater (ventral and dorsal surfaces), Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

A few other Cory's Shearwater poses, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

Pink-footed Shearwater photo gallery

Greater Shearwaters, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

 

Greater Shearwater in a typical banking turn, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

Pair of Greater Shearwaters. I'm not sure what the dark breastband is all about on the leading bird- feel free to email me comments.

Greater Shearwater taking a break alongside the Miss Hatteras, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

Time to take flight again. Greater Shearwater, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

Buller's Shearwater, dorsal aspects, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Buller's Shearwater, ventral aspects, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Buller's Shearwater on the water and taking off, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Composite photo of Buller's Shearwater, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Sooty Shearwater photo gallery

Composite photo of a receding Manx Shearwater, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Wilson's Storm-Petrels, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Foraging group of Wilson's Storm-Petrels, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

Various flight poses of Wilson's Storm-Petrel, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04. Note in the upper right photo the yellow color of the webbing between the toes- pretty cool, I think.

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel, Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Band-rumped Storm-Petrel photo montage, Gulf Stream off Hatteras, North Carolina, 6/04.

Distant shot of a Black Storm-Petrel, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Immature Northern Gannet, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird, S. Padre Island, Texas, 4/04.

Juvenile Magnificent Frigatebird, S. Padre Island, Texas, 4/04. The bird was hovering over the causeway connecting the island to the mainland.

Common Murres, basic plumage, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Common Murre, basic plumage, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Common Murres, Westport, Washington, 9/05. The dark-headed bird is still in alternate plumage.

Common Murre, Westport, Washington, 9/05.

Raft of Razorbills, Atlantic Puffins, and a Common Murre, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Razorbills, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Razorbills, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Black Guillemot with two Razorbills, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Black Guillemots, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Pigeon Guillemot, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Pigeon Guillemot, Moss Landing, California, 9/06.

Ancient Murrelet (juvenile?), Bear Creek Lake, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/8/04.

Ancient Murrelet (juvenile?) with Gadwalls, Bear Creek Lake, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/8/04.

Ancient Murrelet (juvenile?) with Gadwalls, Bear Creek Lake, Jefferson County, Colorado, 11/8/04.

Rhinoceros Auklet, Monterey Bay, California, 9/06.

Atlantic Puffins, Bar Harbor, Maine, 6/06.

Tufted Puffin (transitional to basic plumage), Gray's Canyon off Westport, Washington, 9/05.

All photographs copyrighted by the author. Publication-quality 300dpi versions and prints of many of the images contained in this web site are available- inquiries welcomed- email bill@schmoker.org