Adult cape petrel (Daption capense) on the wing in huge surf at Point Wild on Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, near the Antarctic peninsula. This petrel is sometimes also called the pintado petrel, the word pintado meaning "painted" in Spanish. Cape Petrels breed on numerous islands surrounding Antarctica.


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Cape petrel (Daption capense)

Adult cape petrel (Daption capense) on the wing in huge surf at Point Wild on Elephant Island, South Shetland Islands, near the Antarctic peninsula. This petrel is sometimes also called the pintado petrel, the word pintado meaning "painted" in Spanish. Cape Petrels breed on numerous islands surrounding Antarctica.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 5400x3595