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Doug Allan on the Giant Petrel

In the last of five recollections about his encounters with birds in Antarctica, wildlife cameraman Doug Allan recalls the giant petrels with mixed feelings.

In the last of five recollections about his encounters with birds in Antarctica, wildlife cameraman Doug Allan recalls his encounters with Giant Petrels with mixed feelings as he recalls their baleful stare, steely grey blue eyes and predatory intent!

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Producer: Sarah Blunt
Photograph: Christopher Mckenzie.

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