Wandering albatross

The wandering albatross is the largest seabird in the world with a wingspan of up to 3.5 metres.   They return to land only for the purpose of breeding, otherwise remaining at sea for the whole time and covering thousands of miles each year.  Here, the birds are at sea and nesting on Prion Island, where with the same mate, they will raise only one chick every two years.

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