Albatrosses ~ Wide winged and long lived (up to 50 yrs.) albatrosses are rarely seen on land, preferring to stay out on the ocean except to mate and raise their young. They're one of very few species of birds that drink salt water. Laysan Albatross, God, Nature, Animal Kingdom, Creatures, Islands, Beautiful Birds, Wild Encounter, Feathers Friends
Black-browed Albatross by Michael Shepard: Taken on Steeple Jason Island, Falkland Islands. With a wingspan of 11 feet and a documented lifespan of 50 years, they may leave land behind them for 5 -10 years. animals.nationalg... #Albatross #Falkland_Islands
Albatross - The wingspans of the largest great albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm (11.2 ft). lbatross have high glide ratios, around 22:1 to 23:1, meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.