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May in the Galapagos: Nesting Season for Albatrosses

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It’s the month of May, the peak of nesting season for albatrosses. Found only on Española, the southernmost island of the archipelago, albatrosses are the Galapagos’ largest birds – with a wingspan of 7 to 8 feet (2 metres) – and are truly mesmerizing to watch. Make sure you check them off your Galapagos Big15 list! You will visit Española through our amazing Eastern Islands itinerary on Yacht La Pinta.

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The Galapagos Albatross

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The Galapagos Islands are not short on beautiful marine birds; however, the Galapagos Albatross, with its wingspan measuring up to 8.2 feet, is an image of pure power and poise. The albatross, also known as the Waved Albatross, is the largest bird in the Galapagos and one of the biggest marine birds in the world, making it a highlight for many visitors to the islands.

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Galapagos Albatross – stunning courtship rituals

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As the dry season arrives to the islands, albatrosses also arrive in full swing

Galapagos Islands are probably one of the best places on Earth to appreciate the big things and the small things in full perspective. Perhaps the tropical geographical setting of the islands, mixed with a rather dry weather for tropical standards is what makes the islands truly special. It is, however, quite special to witness the arrival of the first days of the dry season matching the arrival of the Galapagos Albatross on Española (Hood) Island.

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