The only cormorant in Antarctica with its distinctive "blue eyes"
Our Expert Says… It's remarkable that these Antarctic birds emerge from the egg virtually naked. When the young feed, they push their heads so deep into the adult bird's throat that it looks like they are being swallowed. When older, nearly-fledged chicks feed this way it looks very uncomfortable for the parent!
The Antarctic Shag is the region’s only cormorant species and can be found on the Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Island, and Elephant Island.
Pictures of Antarctic Shag
Our trips to spot the Antarctic Shag