March 4, 2010

Sooty Albatross, South Georgia

Photograph by Paul Nicklen

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

A light-mantled sooty albatross looks down on Gold Harbour in South Georgia, a remote British outpost in the far South Atlantic. Individuals of the species can live past 40, so this nesting bird may have witnessed a change in view. In 1985 a glacier buried this shore; since then the ice has retreated a half mile inland.

See more photographs from the December 2009 feature story "South Georgia."

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