Nemesis county seabird – Laysan Albatross in San Diego

[All photographs copyright, Gary Nunn 2015] – It took us nearly a whole day at sea earnestly searching, but suddenly, at 4:22 pm on 16 May 2015, there it was, a Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis in San Diego County waters! I had almost given up hope, and we were well into the return leg back to San Diego, when a Black-footed Albatross appeared out of nowhere about eight miles from shore. Then a second Black-footed and suddenly in came the Laysan Albatross right under our noses. Cameras whirred and people were yelling. A series of photographs below of this fantastic looking seabird.

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

Laysan Albatross – San Diego County waters, California 16 May 2015

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