Adult snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea) on the wing in the Drake passage close to the Antarctic peninsula. This all-white petrel has two forms; the lesser snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea nivea) and the greater snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea confusa) but the two are almost impossible to distinguish at sea.


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Image ID: 0101901-MNO

Adult snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea) on the wing in the Drake passage close to the Antarctic peninsula. This all-white petrel has two forms; the lesser snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea nivea) and the greater snow petrel (Pagodroma nivea confusa) but the two are almost impossible to distinguish at sea.
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 5400x3600