Gypsy Twitchers | 017 - Albatrosses (Diomedeidae)
Visitors 43
Modified 21-Oct-13
Created 20-Sep-13
6 photos

Albatrosses are among the largest of flying birds, and the great albatrosses (genus Diomedea) have the largest wingspans of any extant birds, reaching up to 12 feet (3.7 m). Albatrosses are highly efficient in the air, using dynamic soaring and slope soaring to cover great distances with little exertion. They feed on squid, fish and krill by either scavenging, surface seizing or diving.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia http:/​/​en.​wikipedia.​org/​wiki/​Diomedeidae
Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris)Shy Albatross (Dyomedia cauta)Shy Albatross (Dyomedia cauta)Buller's Albatross (Diomedia bulleri)Buller's Albatross (Diomedia bulleri)Buller's Albatross (Diomedia bulleri)

Categories & Keywords
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Antarctic, Antarctic, Antarctica, Bird, Cpt, Diomedea, Diomedeidae, New, Ross, Ross, Ross, Ross, Sea, Sea, Zealand, albatros, albatross, albatrosses, animal, animals, aqua, aquatic, aquatic, aquatic, avian, bay, bird, birds, birds, black, browed, color, colorful, colors, colour, colourful, colours, expedition, expedition, fauna, feather, feathers, flight, flight, flight, fly, flying, in, lblack-browed, low, low, melanophrys, nature, ocean, oceanic, ornithology, polar, pole, pole, sea, sea, seabird, seabirds, south, south, touch, touching, water, wild, wilderness, wildlife