Ugly

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Snowy Sheathbill

Sometimes animals are so ugly, they become cute again. Walruses for instance. Another example is the Snowy Sheathbill. Pure white (ok, that’s kinda nice) birds with an obvious skin disease (have a look at the naked skin near the bill) who feed on bird dropping and look like a chicken… But still, somehow they appear cute… This one was a bit curious and came to have a look at those strange things nearby…

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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