LATEST IMAGES - MIDWAY ATOLL4
When the wind is slight the Laysan albatrosses on Midway Atoll need to gain air speed by running along before they can take off. In the morning there was a steady stream of birds using the beach as a runway.
LAYSAN ALBATROSS TAKING OFF WITH AN ONLOOKER
LAYSAN ALBATROSS RUNNING ALONG THE BEACH
LAYSAN ALBATROSS RUNNING STRAIGHT TOWARDS THE CAMERA
LAYSAN ALBATROSS NEARLY AIRBORNE
LAYSAN ALBATROSS HEADING OUT TO SEA
LAYSAN ALBATROSS JUST ABOUT AIRBORNE