Hearts In The Wild: Albatross Edition

Debby’s recent post about heart-shaped things in nature reminded me of this photo I took on Isla Española in the Galápagos Islands, during my honeymoon in 2007. We were surrounded by giant Waved Albatross, and we felt like we were honored guests to their intimate and  intricate mating dance. They enthusiastically clack their beaks together and circle each others’ beaks, after dipping and bowing their heads from side to side. It is quite an amazing sight! Waved Albatross come to Española specifically to mate, which seemed rather appropriate, given my own reason for being there.

Photo by Kate McCombs

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Kate McCombs

Kate McCombs, MPH is a NYC-based sex educator + blogger. She's the founder of Sex Geekdom, a global community for sex educators, researchers, and other folks who love having geeky conversations about sex.

  • Debby Herbenick

    Gorgeous heart photo! What a good omen to stumble upon this on your honeymoon.