18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Snow Blizzard

Snow petrels exactly where they are meant to be, in an Antarctic blizzard. They are one of the southernmost breeding species on the planet, every year hundreds of these birds will take up residence unto 440km back into Antarctic where they find ice free ledges high up on the mountains. They spend their winter around the continent feeding in cracks between the ice and as a result they have to be completely comfortable in these harsh surroundings.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Antarctica
Copyright: © Jamie Coleman