Waved Albatross, Phoebastria irrorata. Like all Albatross, the Waved Albatross spends the majority of its life at sea, traveling the oceans of the world before returning to its breeding grounds on the island of Española in the Galápagos. Albatross are incredibly long-lived, and will spend their lives alone at sea until they reunite with their partner for the breeding season. During the breeding season, Waved Albatross will perform courtship dances after any absence, strengthening their bond.
Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
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