Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) taking off

A dark-colored albatross with pale wingtips takes off from the water, wings spread and white splashes in the water behin

Detailed Description

Zoomed aerial image of a Black-footed Albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) taking off from the water.

The Seabird Studies Team at the USGS Western Ecological Research Center is conducting aerial photographic surveys of the ocean off central and southern California to create comprehensive maps of seabird and marine mammal distributions. Learn more here.

Details

Image Dimensions: 1135 x 712

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Location Taken: US