|Bird genealogy >> Order Procellariiformes >> Family Diomedeidae|
Kaikoura, South Island
Make Canon EOS 7D
Deutsch Wanderalbatros Dutch Grote Albatros
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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