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A pair of black-browed albatrosses on South Georgia Island
December 4, 2011

Black-Browed Albatrosses, South Georgia

This Month in Photo of the Day: 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest Images A pair of black-browed albatrosses billing in West Point, South Georgia. It is believed that billing strengthens the bond between the pair. (This photo and caption were submitted to the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest.) See all contest entries » Watch a 360° panorama of Albatrosses » Download bird wallpapers »
Photograph by Marius Coetzee

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