Antarctic Prion - Emerging from Nesting Site Amongst Rocks - Pachyptila desolata banksi
Antarctic Prions or dove prions are small petrels, the subspecies banksi is found along the Scotia Arc from South Georgia to the South Sandwich Islands, South Orkney Islands and Scott Island.
They are mainly nocturnal during the breeding season,as
far as possible in the circumstances with very long day
length in the summer. They breed in cavities between rocks
away from the worst of the wind and weather.
Photo; Â© Paul Ward - Pictures taken on Signy Island, South Orkneys, Antarctica.