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Adult female (left) and male (right) Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) sitting at nest site prior to starting breeding. " alt="Adult female (left) and male (right) wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) sitting at nest site prior to starting breeding."> Adult female (left) and male (right) wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) sitting at nest site prior to starting breeding.

Wandering Albatross pair displaying - Diomedea exulans " alt="Wandering albatross pair displaying - Diomedea exulans"> Wandering albatross pair displaying - Diomedea exulans

A pair of Wandering albatrosses displaying during a courtship ritual at a study site on Bird Island, South Georgia. British Antarctic Survey scientists have confirmed a steady decline in the albatross population on Bird Island, probably as a result of drowning when their beaks catch on baited fish hooks. This image is associated with the 2005-2010 BAS science programme: DISCOVERY 2010- Integrating Southern Ocean Ecosystems into the Earth System. " alt="A pair of wandering albatrosses displaying during a courtship ritual at a study site on Bird Island, South Georgia. "> A pair of wandering albatrosses displaying during a courtship ritual at a study site on Bird Island, South Georgia.

Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) in flight at Bird Island " alt="Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) in flight at Bird Island"> Black-browed albatross (Thalassarche melanophrys) in flight at Bird Island

Black-browed Albatross chick (Thalassarche melanophrys) " alt="Black-browed albatross chick (Thalassarche melanophrys)"> Black-browed albatross chick (Thalassarche melanophrys)

Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans) in flight over Top Meadows, Bird Island. Having such large wings makes take-off and landing from grassy slopes often appear very clumsy. " alt="Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) in flight over Top Meadows, Bird Island. Having such large wings makes take-off and landing from grassy slopes often appear very clumsy."> Wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans) in flight over Top Meadows, Bird Island. Having such large wings makes take-off and landing from grassy slopes often appear very clumsy.

Pair of Grey-headed Albatrosses (Thalassarche chrysostoma) in colony A, Bird Island " alt="Pair of grey-headed albatrosses (Thalassarche chrysostoma) in colony A, Bird Island"> Pair of grey-headed albatrosses (Thalassarche chrysostoma) in colony A, Bird Island

Light-Mantled Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) on a nest overlooking Johnson Cove at the end of Molly Ridge, Bird Island, South Georgia " alt="Light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) on a nest overlooking Johnson Cove at the end of Molly Ridge, Bird Island, South Georgia"> Light-mantled sooty albatross (Phoebetria palpebrata) on a nest overlooking Johnson Cove at the end of Molly Ridge, Bird Island, South Georgia

Adult Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans). The pinkish wash on the neck is staining from a secretion which comes out of the salt glands on the bill and sprays back onto the neck when the bird is flying. " alt="Adult wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans). The pinkish wash on the neck is staining from a secretion which comes out of the salt glands on the bill and sprays back onto the neck when the bird is flying."> Adult wandering albatross (Diomedea exulans). The pinkish wash on the neck is staining from a secretion which comes out of the salt glands on the bill and sprays back onto the neck when the bird is flying.

Adult Wandering Albatross display shortly after their return to Bird Island during early December " alt="Adult wandering albatross display shortly after their return to Bird Island during early December"> Adult wandering albatross display shortly after their return to Bird Island during early December

Wandering Albatross at sunset on Wanderer Ridge, Bird Island " alt=" Wandering albatross at sunset on Wanderer Ridge, Bird Island"> Wandering albatross at sunset on Wanderer Ridge, Bird Island

Black-browed Albatross colony (Thalassarche melanophrys) at Colony Q1 on Bird Island. Black-browed Albatrosses feed on Krill, fish and squid and tend to forage around the edge of the continental shelf of South Georgia. " alt="Black-browed albatross colony (Thalassarche melanophrys) at Colony Q1 on Bird Island. Black-browed albatrosses feed on Krill, fish and squid and tend to forage around the edge of the continental shelf of South Georgia."> Black-browed albatross colony (Thalassarche melanophrys) at Colony Q1 on Bird Island. Black-browed albatrosses feed on Krill, fish and squid and tend to forage around the edge of the continental shelf of South Georgia.

Grey-headed Albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) and chick on a nest in colony A, Bird Island. The diet of the grey-headed Albatross is mainly squid with a smaller amount of fish. " alt="Grey-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) and chick on a nest in colony A, Bird Island. The diet of the grey-headed Albatross is mainly squid with a smaller amount of fish."> Grey-headed albatross (Thalassarche chrysostoma) and chick on a nest in colony A, Bird Island. The diet of the grey-headed Albatross is mainly squid with a smaller amount of fish.

black browed Albatross in flight at Bird Island, South Georgia " alt="Black-browed albatross in flight at Bird Island, South Georgia"> Black-browed albatross in flight at Bird Island, South Georgia

grey headed Albatross on a nest at Bird Island " alt="Grey-headed albatross on a nest at Bird Island"> Grey-headed albatross on a nest at Bird Island < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 >

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