The beautiful, snow-white traveler that has visited the South Pole
Our Expert Says… "When you travel through areas with lots of sea ice you will often see these lovely birds flying around your ship and your Zodiacs. Your guides will usually give a call on the public address system onboard so that everyone has the opportunity to come out on deck and appreciate the amazing site of Snow Petrels in large numbers."
The iconic Snow Petrel was first described by a naturalist sailing with Captain Cook’s expedition of 1777. It’s very distinctive because it is, indeed, snow-white over its entire body except for its black eyes and bill, and pale blue feet.
Pictures of Snow Petrel
Highlights where the Snow Petrel can be seen
Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett
Mawson’s Huts and Cape Denison
Our trips to spot the Snow Petrel