Photo Library >> Antarctic biodiversity >> Southern Giant Petrel (Macro ...

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes Giganteus), Antarctic Peninsula

Southern Giant Petrel (Macronectes Giganteus), Antarctic Peninsula

Size Pixels Download
small 800 x 538 Download
original 1979 x 1333 Download
Uploaded 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
There are several species of Petrel in the Antarctic and they are generally known for having an excellent sense of smell, a rare quality in birds. The Giant Petrel is strong and can kill a penguin for food but they also often scavenge amongst whale and seal remains as well.
Downloads: 63     Rating: 4
  • Gentoo Penguin colony at Chilean research station, Antarctic Peninsula
  • Weddell Seal (Leptonychotes Weddellii), Antarctic Peninsula
  • Chinstrap Penguin (Pygoscelis Antarcticus), Antarctic Peninsula
  • Gentoo Penguins  (Pygoscelis Papua), Antarctic Peninsula
  • Adélie Penguin feeding young, Antarctic Peninsula
  • Gentoo Penguins (Pygoscelis papua), Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsular
  • Gentoo Penguin (Pygoscelis papua) , Gerlache Strait, Antarctic Peninsular
  • Whale bones on the beach, Antarctic Peninsula