The iconic "glutton" of Antarctica!
Our Expert Says… "Although they are difficult to tell apart, because they follow the ships so closely you will often get a good enough view to spot the red bill tip that means it's a Southern Giant Petrel or the green tip that tells you it's a Northern Giant Petrel!"
The Giant Petrel is one of the iconic Antarctic seabirds. These powerful, aggressive predators are also consummate scavengers, and are sometimes known as “Stinkers”! Southern Ocean whalers used to call them “Gluttons”.
Pictures of Giant Petrel
Our trips to spot the Giant Petrel