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Albatrosses - mates for life

It's nearing mid-summer in Antarctica but Bird Island is still cold, damp and windy. Wildlife cameraman John Aitchison ventures out onto a grassy hill to peek into the lives of the wandering albatrosses that gather here to breed, whatever the weather.

Albatrosses pair for life but spend much of their lives gliding above the Southern Ocean. So does absence make the heart grow fonder if you’re an albatross?

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