Svalbard black guillemots


Two black guillemots, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

Spitsbergen, 7 July 2013. After the snow buntings, we continued to the west. We reached the mouth of the river of Bjørndalen valley, the Bjørndalselva. There, more than ten black guillemots swimming not far from the coast.

Black guillemot, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

Black guillemots often swim closer to shore than other seabirds.

Black guillemot and wave, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

They are looking for small fish to eat.

Three black guillemots, Svalbard, 7 June 2013

They seem to “surf” on waves like human surfers.

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