From about May to December on Espanola Island, you will find the huge waved albatross.
During part of this time they go through their courtship ritual. And what a great sight this is.
Don't tell the albatrosses, but it is very comical! The pair stand facing each other and hop from foot to foot, whilst clacking their beaks, moving their heads from side to side and making a strange noise.
These gorgeous birds mate for life, and since they can live up to about 45 years old, this is a pretty major commitment!
A single egg is laid usually around May-July and this hatches in a couple of months. The pair then spend the next few months feeding the chick until it fledges in about December.
Of course this is just one of the incredible sights of the Galapagos islands, but possibly one of the more memorable.
Espanola Island, Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
Between May to December
A superb combination of the magnificent scenery of the southern Highlands and the wildlife of the Galapagos.
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