Glaucous Gull
Larus hyperboreus hyperboreus

f8 @ 1/3200s, ISO:1250, Nikon D3S w 500mm


"Glaucous Gull," Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is a large and powerful gull, very pale in all plumages, with no black on either of the wings or the tail. The term glaucous describes its coloration. Adults are pale grey above, with a thick yellow bill. Immatures are very pale grey with a pink and black bill. This species is considerably larger, bulkier and thicker-billed than the similar Iceland gull, and can sometimes equal the size of the great black-backed gull, the largest gull species. They can weigh anywhere from 960 to 2,700 g (2.12 to 5.95 lb), averaging 1.55 kg (3.4 lb) in males and 1.35 kg (3.0 lb) in females.
Svalbard, Norway
 
07/17/2015