Photo by @FransLanting
Young albatrosses take many months to mature before they’re ready to
take flight and head off to sea. These black-browed albatross chicks
have a long way to go before they can lift their wings and become the
supreme flyers sailors have admired for centuries. They’re all sitting
on mud nests built by their parents, who are searching the open ocean
for squid to take back to their downy offspring in the Falkland Islands.
I love albatrosses! To me they are among the most amazing creatures on
the planet. I never get tired of watching them and photographing them.
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