Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A Gooney Bird


A silly nickname for a magnificent specimen probably derived from the way they gawkily walk. This Moli, or Laysan Albatross, was photographed along the shore of Moloa'a Bay. They also hang out at the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge and Barking Sands Beach, Kauai. With a wingspan of 80 inches and body 31 to 32 inches long, their graceful glide is a fantastic site to behold.