The BioFiles - Bill Hubick

Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes)

Genus Phoebastria  / Family Diomedeidae  / Order Procellariiformes  / Class Aves  / Phylum Chordata  / Kingdom Animalia

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (9/27/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (8/15/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (8/15/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (9/12/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (3/15/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (3/15/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (3/15/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (8/29/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (8/29/2021).

Black-footed Albatross in Monterey County, California (6/24/2021).

A terribly distant photo of a spectacular bird - my first Black-footed Albatross, soaring through the fog in Monterey Bay, California (7/1/2011). Thankfully the looks were a lot better than this photo suggests! Conditions were pretty challenging for the first half of the trip.


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