Sunday, 15 February 2009
Black-browed albatross, Falkland Islands
I was sitting on a clifftop with my camera, watching black-browed albatrosses battle to land in a high wind. The size of these birds is extraordinary... they have a wingspan of 7 -8 feet.
One landed, then another. They greeted each other, walked right past me as though I was a spare rock, then started 'necking'.
These have to be the most beautiful creatures I have seen. And they are totally trusting. No fear at all.
(If you click on a photo, I think it is a file big enough to fill your screen. Click on this last one... see how gorgeous this couple are!)