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Portraits of an Albatross

We spent yesterday at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where I met this fine bird.

Portrait of an Albatross

Portrait of an Albatross

She's a Laysan Albatross, one of the North Pacific species. Sadly she's been injured so, can't fly.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
January 2008

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blue_condition
Jan. 21st, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
Splendid place. Had a marvellous time there last year.
bryangb
Jan. 22nd, 2008 12:35 am (UTC)
Likewise, at the end of 2006. I heard they had to let the Great White go though.
blue_condition
Jan. 22nd, 2008 12:51 am (UTC)
Indeed. It, er, wasn't very community-oriented ;)
sbisson
Jan. 22nd, 2008 12:58 am (UTC)
Happy fun shark meet happy fun tuna.

World-at-large meet simple food chain in action.
sbisson
Jan. 22nd, 2008 12:54 am (UTC)
There was one in the big tank yesterday. It's another young female - I'm not sure if it's the second one I saw last year or a third. Certainly it was behaving very differently - spending most of its time at the very top of the tank.
blue_condition
Jan. 21st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC)
I hope you found some time for a few pints at Sly McFly's. Great bar. ;)
davesslave
Jan. 21st, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm glad they are at least taking care of her. She's a beauty!
liveavatar
Jan. 22nd, 2008 01:29 am (UTC)
For some reason this portrait reminded me of Jimmy Durante, stretched thin. (Probably because I'm in the middle of reading his biography.)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 17th, 2008 04:42 am (UTC)
makana pictures
great pictures of that albatross, makana.
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