Tubenoses

Northern Fulmar

One of the differences between the Arctic and the Antarctic are the larger numbers of tubenoses. Antarctica has several species of albatross and other petrels, while the high Arctic only has the Northern Fulmar. During my visit to Antarctica in 2005/2006, the albatrosses were one of the highlights. This Fulmar, photographed in East Greenland during my first sunset in 6 weeks, tried to imitate one of its larger, southern relatives. It almost looked real.

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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