Snow Angels of the South – pt V

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Snow Petrel eating an ice fish

Angels have to eat as well of course. When I was stuck with my zodiac for a while in the pack ice in the Weddell Sea, this Snow Petrel landed only a few meters away from me. It caught a fish from under the ice (a special one, as I explained already in this post). It cut off its head with its bill and ate the other part, leaving the head on the ice. Really special to see a Snow Petrel feed like this

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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