The waved albatross is found in the Galapagos only during the dry season, from around mid-April to mid-December. It can migrate as far as Japan, but returns every year to the same nesting grounds in the Galapagos.
The waved albatross doing their mating dance. The waved albatross is endemic to the island of Espanola. This is the only place in the world where it reproduces. The birds are known for this ritualistic mating dance during which they clack their beaks together and bow to each other. The dance can last for hours.
Waved albatross and chick