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Uploaded on Tuesday 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch

Black-Browed Albatross (Thalassarche Melanophrys), Antarctic Peninsula

Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
With a wingspan of up to 2.m, the Black-Browed Albatross is an impressive and majestic creature. They have been recorded to fly up to 880km per day and they live for up to 50 years and travel widely, spending much of their lifetime in the air. Nests are built from mud and grass and the single chick is guarded by both the male and female parent in turn.
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