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Wisdom, a banded Laysan albatross thought to be at least...

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Caption: Wisdom, a banded Laysan albatross thought to be at least 60 years old, folds her wings after returning from fishing at sea on the evening of March 20, 2011. This is the first time she has been photographed at her nest since the March 10 tsunami. First banded in 1956, Wisdom has probably flown more than 3 million miles. She is the oldest wild bird known through 90 years of banding records.
Scientific name: Phoebastria immutabilis
Location: Sand Island, Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge
Copyright: © 2011 Connie Toops
AGPix ID: AGPix_CoTo11_0649
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Looking through a portal in a WWII beach gun emplacement.
© 2011 Connie Toops
Only a few Laysan albatrosses remain on a nest site that was crowded with birds before the March 10 tsunami.
© 2011 Connie Toops