Photo Of The Day – Cormorants And Gulls

Title: Cormorants And Gulls


Location: Off of Baker Island, Alaska, USA, North America

Description: I love that the new Canon 7D Mark II has GPS built in. It drains the batteries faster but there are times when that is okay. Like when you are in a boat and have room for extra batteries. And it helps me remember just where all my outdoor images where shot, so I can see them on a map when I return. I can also adjust how often it updates which helps manage battery drain but still acquire location.

These fine birds were shot while I was out teaching photography and fishing with the Waterfall Resort Summer Solstice Photography Workshop. When the sun is out in Alaska, there are photos everywhere you look!


Camera Canon 7D Mark II
Lens Tamron SP 150-600mm
ISO 320
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/6.3
Shutter Speed 1/800
Altitude Sea Level

For a while I am going to ask for your assistance in helping those in Nepal rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust the inept and corrupt government to help where it is needed most.

I am going to focus on two non-profits I know have ties in the country (read: employees with families who understand where funds can help the most) for my pleas for assistance.

The first is Planeterra, a non-profit run by G Adventures. The second is the Paldorje Sherpa Foundation run by Sherpa Adventure Gear. Both of these charities are run by their parent company, who covers all their overhead so that 100% of donations go to those in need. Both of these companies do the right thing and care for the people of Nepal greatly. Both have funds set up specifically to help quake victims.

Please consider donating today.


Photograph Copyright 2015 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

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