Tubenoses

By: Arjen Drost

Sep 02 2012

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Category: Birds, nature, Photography, Polar

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Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:300mm
ISO:640
Shutter:1/1600 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
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.

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