The Wandering Albatross is the grandest living flying machine on Earth. It is bone, feathers, muscle, and the wind. A parent albatross may fly more than 10,000 miles to deliver one meal to its chick. Wielding the longest wings in nature—up to eleven and a half feet —albatrosses can glide hundreds of miles without flapping, crossing ocean basins, circumnavigating the globe. A 50-year-old albatross has flown, at least, 3.7 million miles.
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