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Wandering Albatross.

Falkland Island (Islas Malvinas).

The "Mythical" wandering albatross is the largest flying bird, currently in the critically
endangered list with their numbers still declining due to overfishing and illegal fishing
nests use, and global warming.
They inhabit the sub-antarctic regions. In spite of their size and weight, a single bird
has been known to fly continiously, without landing, for months and covering tens of
thousands of miles in a single fly searching for food for their chick. They are majestic
birds and true kings of the skies. They have mastered the art of flying, using the artic
wind to glide, not needing to move their wings hardly any at all, which helps them conserve
energy. They are also known to sleep for short periods of time during fly and are
frequently seen feeding in fly by picking fish from the surface of the ocean. These
explain why they can stay in fly for such long periods of time before returning to land.
They mostly return to land when they are ready to mate, always returning to the place
they were born.
One can say that air is their "natural" habitat.

Canon EOS 1Ds Mark II
1/125s f/9.0 at 560.0mm iso100 full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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