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Cape Petrel

Daption capense

Description:

Very unique looking seabird, and one of my favourites. The checkerboard markings on the back make it unmistakable. It is very common, and followed our ship in large flocks, which you can see in pics 1 and 3 (as well as some beautiful Antarctic scenery!).

Habitat:

Open ocean, returning to land for breeding. Extremely common throughout the Southern Hemisphere, followed us even into the sea ice

Notes:

I loved these birds, and have many photos of them. These particular photos were taken when we were just off the coast of Elephant Island (the mountains you can see in pic 2), one of the South Shetland Islands. This was the closest we got to the Antarctic continent.

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LauraMaria
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LauraMaria

Antarctica

Spotted on Mar 27, 2013
Submitted on Mar 27, 2013

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