Snow Angels of the South – pt I

Snow Petrel

All birders who come to Spitsbergen want to see the Ivory Gull. This pure white bird, with only a little colour on its bill and black legs and eyes is often considered the most beautiful bird in the Arctic. Antarctica has its own snow angel: the Snow Petrel. It has even less colour as the Ivory Gull as its beak is black as well.

So far this Antarctic season has been one with a lot of Snow Petrels. I’ve managed to make several nice series of them, of which I’ll show a few here. To start with, a portrait just to show the beauty of these birds.

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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