Do you know where is located the International Waved Albatross Airport? The Galapagos Islands!
The photograph below is a Waved Albatross.
This Waved Albatross had its head just above the tall grass, making for a fantastic opportunity of headshot in the midst of a green blur. This creation really did not need a shutter speed of 1/8000, but I was taking photographs of flying Albatrosses with a fairly bright sun when my attention was caught by this beautiful bird. The Waved Albatross spends most of its time flying above the seas and comes to the ground only during the mating season. The birds mainly concentrate on Espanola Island, in the Galapagos islands. They stay close to a cliff in order to have easier takeoffs. The resulting scenery is a spectacular airport for Albatrosses!
The photograph below is a Waved Albatross in flight.
Photographing birds in flight from a cliff allows for stunning captures of the bird from above. That kind of setup is not very easy to find and it is definitely worth spending some quality time at those spots. See for yourself the nice view of this Waved Albatross flying above the ocean.
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