Bird genealogy >> Order Procellariiformes >> Family Diomedeidae
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Kaikoura, South Island
New Zealand


Make Canon EOS 7D
Lens Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM   at 320 mm
Exposure 1/500 s, f/14, ISO 400 
Image size 800 x 534 pixels

IOC Names

Deutsch  Wanderalbatros Dutch  Grote Albatros
Italian  Albatros urlatore Spanish  Albatros Viajero


As explained in the text on Procellariformes, the ability of great albatrosses (Wandering and Royal) to move upwind without flapping depends on the fact that wind velocity is appreciably greater a few metres in the air than near the waves.


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Wandering Albatross
Diomedea exulans
Albatros hurleur

Jean-Michel PAULUS