Snow Angels of the South – pt V

By: Arjen Drost

Dec 28 2016

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Category: Birds, nature, Photography, Polar

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Aperture:f/8
Focal Length:400mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/2500 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
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

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