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Black-footed Albatross

Posted by Carol Eifert on February 6, 2014 at 8:53 pm
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I saw this Black-footed Albatross in the coastal waters of San Diego County, California. The expedition boat I was on did trail a fish oil slick to attract birds, and it certainly seemed to work on this albatross. It got quite close to the boat and circled for about a half hour, landing and taking off several times.

Photo taken with a Nikon S-6500 Point-And-Shoot camera.