Chick feeding

Arctic Terns

For most of the time we were at Glacier Camp near Nordenskioldbreen a juvenile Arctic Tern was sitting on the rocks near the beach. This tern could fly already but was still being fed by the parents. In the last hour the chick finally choose a nice place, and the parents allowed me reasonably close. One time when one of the parents came to feed the chick, everything was right, the light, the position of the chick and the parent, the small crustacean as a prey. I was a happy man when we left the camp.

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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