Also called Arctic Fulmars, they are renowned for gliding close to ships
Our Expert Says… "Often mistaken for gulls, these fulmars will often follow the ships in large numbers. While this behavior is obviously in case they can catch a meal, when I've observed them I'm sure they are also doing it for the sheer joy of flying so close to the ships. You can almost reach out and touch them, they fly so closely and accurately. Remarkable aviators!"
The northern fulmar (also called the Arctic fulmar) is one of the most abundant seabirds in the arctic region, with up to 30 million individuals in the population and rising.
Pictures of Northern Fulmar
Our trips to spot the Northern Fulmar