Midway Atoll

These are some of my favorite images made on a recent trip to Midway Atoll. Earlier this month I was invited by Arthur Morris to join him on Midway Atoll as a co-leader of one of his Instructional Photo Tours. Once I arrived I felt lucky to have the opportunity to experience the place. Thanks again Artie!

Short-tailed Albatross, Sand Island, Midway Atoll, NIKON D700 and Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR with Nikon TC-17E II 1.7x Teleconverter, hand held, 1/1250 sec at F8, manual metering, flash off, ISO 1600. Image Copyright 2010 Robert OToole / Robert OToole Photography.

Midway is like a photographic dream. Most of the three million birds there pay no attention to humans and are not bothered at all being photographed so they go about normal behavior as if you are invisible. I could spend a lot of time there. If you have an opportunity to visit there I would recommend it. The weather was surprisingly pleasant with low humidity, the ocean colors were unreal and the birds were unbelievable.

Laysan Albatross beach landing, Sand Island, Midway Atoll, NIKON D700 and Sigma 70-200 F2.8, hand held, 1/1600 sec at F5.6, manual metering, flash off, ISO 400. Image Copyright 2010 Robert OToole / Robert OToole Photography

As usual Artie's IPT was full interesting and pleasant people so it was a pleasure spend time with everyone and help out teaching and leading when I could. Everyone had a great time and I enjoyed every minute. Visit my gallery on this site to see more of Midway : http://www.robertotoole.com/galleries/midway/

Laysan Albatross riding a wave updraft, Sand Island, Midway Atoll, NIKON D700 and Nikkor 500mm f/4G ED VR with Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x Teleconverter, hand held, 1/1250 sec at F8, manual metering, flash off, ISO 640. Image Copyright 2010 Robert OToole / Robert OToole Photography.