Young ones

Ivory Gull

With Ivory Gulls I nearly always see adults. Not a bad thing, as they are one of the nicest gulls with their pure white plumage and strangely coloured bill. But sometimes it’s nice to be able to have also some pictures of a different plumage. This bird was born last year and is moulting towards the adult plumage. The young ones have some black spots on the wings and tail and a bit a dirty face. This one is clearly already losing those and getting its nice white plumage. But, like I said, it’s nice to see it this way as well.

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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