Great Migrations: Episode 3: Survival of the Fastest NGC-US: Episode Code: 3592

Once the black-browed albatross reaches its nesting in the Falklands colony, it must be wary of hungry predators like the Caracara.

Once the black-browed albatross reaches its nesting in the Falklands colony, it must be wary of hungry predators like the Caracara.

Falkland Islands, Southern Atlantic Ocean: The black-browed albatross soars in on its 8-foot wingspan to mate on land, all under the hungry gaze of a predator bird, the striated caracara, who has waited through a brutal winter for this bounty of newly laid eggs, hatchlings and chicks. The mother albatross waits on land for the male to fly out to sea for a few days to feed and return to land, heavy with fish for his young chick.

(Photo Credit: © NGT)

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