Where petrels dare

Snow Petrels are beautiful white birds of the Antarctic ice. I wanted to capture an image that showed the bird in all its beauty but also in its environment of ice and ocean.

Heading south from South Georgia in the Southern Ocean it was blowing a gale and there were a lot of tabular icebergs drifting north from the Weddell Sea. This lone Snow Petrel swooped below an enormous tabular berg just as a wave broke.