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Royal Albatross, Southern Ocean

Diomedea epomophora Royal Albatross, Southern Ocean. The albatrosses fly thousands of miles across the oceans To do this, they can lock their wings and place, and glide, rather than fly. And their heart rate is barely above resting when gliding. The birds rarely land - only when there's no wind. This invdividual is landing on the Southern Ocean...

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Copyright
2007 Dave Walsh..
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Birds, Antarctic & Southern Ocean Nature & Wildlife
Diomedea epomophora Royal  Albatross, Southern Ocean.  The albatrosses fly thousands of miles across the oceans To do this, they can lock their wings and place, and glide, rather than fly. And their heart rate is barely above resting when gliding. The birds rarely land - only when there's no wind. This invdividual is landing on the Southern Ocean...