Phoebastria niaripes - Black-footed Albatross

The Black-foots typically nest high on the beach, while their cousins the Laysan Albatross use the vegetated central portion of Kure's Green Island.

With their gray down, the chicks of the Black-footed and Laysan Albatross look very similar.

A harried parent stalks away from a hungry squawking chick that is as large as an adult.

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