St Paul Island
West Point, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
Black-browed albatross have the same partner for life. They wait until the partner returns to the nest and when the two are reunited they start to rebuild the nest together. They nest on top of coastal tussock-clad cliffs or steep slopes up to 300 m above sea level. The nest is a solid pillar of mud with some tussock grass and seaweed incorporated, and is re-used annually.
A single egg is laid in early October. Chicks are covered with pale grey down, and are fed by both parents. Fledged young birds leave the nest between mid-March and early April.
The adult bird is 80–95 cm in length, with a wing span of 210–250 cm and weighs 3–5 kg.
Black-browed albatross are found over Antarctic, sub Antarctic and sub-tropical waters. They breed on sub Antarctic and Antarctic islands between 46° and 56°S, such as Falkland Islands (Isla Malvinas).
Brown Bear & Her Cubs, Katmai National Park, Alaska
Cubs are born in the den during January and February. Twins are most common, but litter sizes can range from 1 to 4. The cubs emerge from the den in June/July, weighing up to 15 lbs (7 kg) and actively explore the world with the supervision of their mother. Mothers are furiously protective of their cubs, however less than 50% survive. Families typically stay together for up to 3 years. After this time the female cubs usually stay in the area that they were born, and the males leave to other areas.
Isla San Cristóbal, Galápagos Islands