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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Masked Booby on Oa Islet (Takahe islet in the background)

This is a masked booby seabird species sitting on its nest on Motu Oa (motu meaning islet). You can see on the background another islet - Motu Takahe. These islets are in proximity to Ua Pou (inhabited island of Marquesas Archipelago)

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2017
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: French Polynesia
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Copyright: © Adara Tehani Withers