Photos for press use
 

The images on the page are for press use. Click on an image to open a high-res version of the image ready for use (right click and choose "Save Picture As..."). When used for press coverage of the Arctic tern migration project, the images can be used free of charge. The image must always be cited as: Photo: Carsten Egevang/ARC-PIC.COM.

 

Caption:
The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is made for a life on the wing and not on the ground. The wings are long and slender while the legs are extremely short. The Arctic tern is an opportunistic feeder on small fish and large zooplankton.
 
Photographer: Carsten Egevang
Location: Kitsissunnguit, West Greenland
 
Caption:
The Arctic tern (Sterna paradisaea) is an elegant flyer performing an annual long-distance migration between the Arctic and the Antarctica.
 
Photographer: Carsten Egevang
Location: Kitsissunnguit, West Greenland
 
 
Caption:
The geo-locator weighs only 1.4 g and is light enough for the bird to carry it on a small ring around its leg.
 
Photographer: Carsten Egevang
Location: Kitsissunnguit, West Greenland
 
 
Caption:
An Arctic tern equipped with a geo-locator in 2007 returns to the breeding site at Sand Island in Northeast Greenland the following year, after having completed a round-trip migration of more than 70,000 km.
 
Photographer: Carsten Egevang
Location: Sand Island, Northeast Greenland
 
 
Caption:
Carsten Egevang of The Greenland Institute of Natural Resources with the first geo-locator ever retrieved from an Arctic tern.
 
Photographer: Fernando Ugarte
Location: Sand Island, Northeast Greenland
 
 
Caption:
An Arctic tern at Sand Island, High-Arctic Greenland.
 
Photographer: Carten Egevang
Location: Sand Island, Northeast Greenland
 
 
Caption:
An Arctic tern at Sand Island, High-Arctic Greenland.
 
Photographer: Carsten Egevang
Location: Sand Island, Northeast Greenland
 
 
Caption:
An Arctic tern at its nest in West Greenland.
 
Photographer: Carsten Egevang
Location: Kitsissunnguit, Northeast Greenland
 
 
Caption:
An Arctic tern at its nest in West Greenland.
 
Photographer: Carsten Egevang
Location: Kitsissunnguit, Northeast Greenland
 
 
LINK:
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