Waved Albatross Courtship at Punta Suárez on Española Island in Galápagos, EC - Encircle Photos

38 Waved Albatross Courtship at Punta Suárez on Española Island in Galápagos, EC

Waved albatross are monogamous. Finding the perfect mate involves an elaborate courtship. These two were actively flirting with hopes of finding true love. The ritual is fascinating to watch. The birds parade around each other. They fence with their long orange beaks, snapping them open and closed amongst loud chattering. Their heads bob in unison and their wings flap with excitement as the dance continues. This couple ended by intertwining their long white necks. Clearly, it was time to purchase an engagement ring.

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Punta Suárez, Española Island, Ecuador

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