Snow Petrel

The white body of the snow petrel blends in with the stark Antarctic landscape, accentuating the beautiful black eyes and beak of this seabird. They hunt in the sea ice, feeding on krill and fish. They are the southern-most breeding animals in the world, nesting in exposed rock cliffs, some sites hundreds of kilometers into the interior of the continent. Many of these nest sites have never been seen by human eyes.

Tags: Antarctic

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