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The two Fulmars are closely related seabirds occupying the same niche in different oceans. The Northern Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) or just Fulmar lives in the north Atlantic and north Pacific, whereas the Southern Fulmar, (Fulmarus glacialoides) is, as its name implies, a bird of the southern oceans. These birds look superficially like gulls, but are unrelated, and are in fact petrels. The northern species is grey and white with a yellow bill, 43–52 cm (17–20 in) in length with a 102–112 cm (40–44 in) wingspan.[4] The southern form is a paler bird with dark wing tips, 45–50 cm (18–20 in) long, with a 115–120 cm (45–47 in) wingspan

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  • Jenipher Baker 04/24/2012 13:12

    A good shot of the Fulmar . It doesn't look like they have lots of nesting room on the rocks. Good colours and details
    cheers Jeni
  • Wolfgang Zerbst - Naturfoto 04/22/2012 8:44

    Hallo Norman.
    Sehr schön aufgenommen.
    Lg. Wolfgang.
  • Adele Oliver 04/22/2012 4:18

    A very nice capture of this pretty bird ... interesting to read your information, looking indeed like a gull but belonging to the petrel family ... fine sharp details, well lit !!!
    greetings, Adele


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Camera NIKON D2Xs
Lens Sigma APO 500mm F4.5 EX HSM
Aperture 5
Exposure time 1/640
Focus length 500.0 mm
ISO 500