Sooty Albatross Dreams of the Sea

February 08, 2010


Another painting completed for my current series, this one of a Sooty Albatross. Albatrosses spend most of their lives gliding over rough southern seas, far from land. They only come to land to breed. I sometimes wonder, for a creature that spends so much time at sea, what must it feel during those times spent nesting on land. Is it a relief, or do they dream of the sea, yearning to set off on their giant wing spans again? The Sooty Albatross (Phoebetria fusca) is a medium sized albatross that breeds on islands in the south Atlantic, and are particularly beautiful.

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