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Wandering albatross

Wandering albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #2592: I will let a short excerpt from my first book, Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents, explain this shot: Even though we were hundreds of miles away from any significant landmass, our Drake Passage voyage was never boring. I spent much of my time outside on the […]

Wandering albatross

Wandering albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #2261: Note to self: The next time the bird with the widest wingspan in the world flies over you, be prepared with a wider-angle lens. (Photographed off the coast of Antarctica. Wandering albatrosses have an eleven foot-wide wingspan.)

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #1618: At eleven-and-a-half feet, wandering albatrosses have the widest wingspan of any bird on earth. These birds spend the majority of their lives at sea. When young, they may go five or more years without touching land. When mature, they come ashore on a two-year breeding cycle and lay one […]

Wandering Albatross

Wandering Albatross

Marty’s photo of the day #1505. It’s Book Excerpts Week, featuring an excerpt from my first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents,” and a corresponding photo (that may or may not be from the book). Even though we were hundreds of miles away from any significant landmass, our Drake Passage voyage was […]

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