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The amazing mating dance of the Galapagos albatross

The Amazing Mating Dance of the Galapagos Albatross

Phillip Nails was holidaying in the Galapagos Islands in June 2012 to celebrate his parents' 25th anniversary, when he came across an astounding sight. Amid fields of Galapagos Albatrosses, two emerged from the bushes and came within 25 feet of the tourists so they could show off their mating dance. The enthralling dance sees the large birds furiously clacking their beaks, advancing on each other, honking loudly and even locking jaws at points.

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tucsonbass June 14 2014 at 10:36 PM

Bunch of inconsiderate perverts......the birds are doing their thing and the human voyeurs are chatting and giggling in the background. How tacky!!!!

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lthrnck68 June 14 2014 at 8:19 PM

What's the big whoop? Anyone watching nature programs on TV has seen this. Of course, I'd love to be able to go there to see it in person.

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Denver333 lthrnck68 June 15 2014 at 11:22 AM

I enjoyed watching it, so woop yourself. However, I could have done without the stupid touristas who were unable to simply shut up and let the birds have the stage.

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schoomarm June 15 2014 at 7:46 AM

It is odd how humans who are supposed to be THE most sophisticated and intellectual beings on this planet are drawn to and enthralled by such voyeurism of other species mating yet can not tolerate the site of their own species mating. Perverts.

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jefferypsegall June 15 2014 at 2:12 AM

OMG! Just like they said...it started with gay marriage...man with man ...woman with woman...albatross with albatross...It just ain't right!

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yak5750 June 15 2014 at 2:03 AM

Why is this news?

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suannesb yak5750 June 15 2014 at 12:58 PM

Because some people, like me, have never seen this before. I found it fascinating.

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Taxi Talk June 15 2014 at 3:12 AM

THAT is one cool nature thing right there !! VERY smart birds !! ;)

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Dean Sutton June 15 2014 at 8:14 AM

So, why did we not see the "Grande Finale"?

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harmonie555 June 14 2014 at 7:27 PM

Sounds a lot like people...

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vincent.barnes1 June 15 2014 at 1:51 AM

Thats were Godzilla is from at least that would be a better story.......

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knarfdr June 14 2014 at 11:16 PM

They really don't have a lot of moves once you get past the first minute.

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