Iceland Gull

Sometimes birds are lost too. Or maybe they just go on a holiday and end up on a place where they normally don’t occur. Like this Iceland Gull. They breed in the Greenlandic and Canadian Arctic and winter a bit further south, sometimes as close as Scotland. This winter they show up everywhere in the Netherlands too. Most along the coast, but this one was just a 15mins bike ride away from my home. Despite being lost, he found a little that reminded him of home, the last bits of ice on the lake.

More pictures can be found in this gallery.

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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