Spot the difference

By: Arjen Drost

Apr 12 2016

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Category: Birds, nature, Photography, Polar

1 Comment

Focal Length:600mm
Shutter:1/3200 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Northern and Southern Giant Petrel

In this picture you see both giant petrels next to each other. The difference between the two species is really small. Both about the same 2 meters wingspan, both very variable in colour (so no, you can’t say Northern are white and Southern brown…). The only real difference is the colour of the bill tip: green in Southern, red in Northern. Fortunately they got a pretty big bill, so this tip is not that hard to see…

One comment on “Spot the difference”

  1. Great capture to get these 2 side by side

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