Albatross - The wingspans of the largest great albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm (11.2 ft). lbatross have high glide ratios, around 22:1 to 23:1, meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.

Albatross - The wingspans of the largest great albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm ft). Albatross have high glide ratios, around to meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.

Black-browed albatross; Falkland Islands .Photo by John Shaw..

Black-browed albatross, Falkland Islands by John Shaw.

Albatross - albatrosses and petrels, regularly grab the baited hooks on long lines. Many albatrosses are dragged to their deaths - more than 100,000 each year!

The Albatross.has the longest wingspan of any bird—up to 11 feet.

The wingspans of the largest great albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm (11.2 ft). lbatross have high glide ratios, around 22:1 to 23:1, meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.

The wingspans of the largest Great Albatrosses are the largest of any bird, exceeding 340 cm ft).Albatrosses have high glide ratios, around to meaning that for every meter they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.

The Chatham Albatross (Thalassarche eremita), also known as the Chatham Mollymawk or Chatham Islands Mollymawk,[4] is a medium-sized black-and-white albatross which breeds only on The Pyramid, a large rock stack in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

The Chatham Albatross (Thalassarche eremita), also known as the Chatham Mollymawk or Chatham Islands is a medium-sized black-and-white albatross which breeds only on The Pyramid, a large rock stack in the Chatham Islands, New Zealand.

The Waved Albatross - Phoebastria irrorat - is unique in being the largest bird in the Galapagos Islands by Eleanor Briccetti

The Waved Albatross - Phoebastria irrorat - is unique in being the largest bird in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador by Eleanor Briccetti

Meet the Wandering Albatross. One of the world's largest flying birds, with a wingspan up to 11.5 feet.

The “Wandering Albatross” has been declared as the bird with largest wingspan among all the living birds. Its wingspan on average ranges from to feet to meter). Larger wingspans of about and 17 feet have been reported but they were not verified.

Waved Albatross, by Tim Laman. Audubon Magazine. I want to see them so bad and they have an awesome courtship display :)

Waved Albatross, by Tim Laman. I want to see them so bad and they have an awesome courtship display :)

When mamma says hush little baby, she is quite serious_ as demonstrated here.

When mamma says "hush little baby", she is quite serious_ as demonstrated here.

A drawing of the world's largest-ever flying bird, Pelagornis sandersi, shows its size next to a California condor, bottom left, and a Royal albatross, bottom right. The giant bird's skeleton was discovered in 1983 near Charleston, but its first formal description was released July 7 by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Bird - Pelagornis sandersi, compared with californian condor (left) and royal albatross (right)

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