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Albatross Faceplants During Landing and the Video Goes Viral

Birds are often synonymous with grace, elegance and agility.

But one clumsy albatross might have just ruined this illusion.
In a live stream shared online, a northern royal albatross in New Zealand managed to face-plant spectacularly upon landing — and the animal’s uncoordinated descent has brought joy to thousands of viewers.
The video, captured Saturday at Taiaroa Head near the city of Dunedin on New Zealand’s South Island, shows a downy six-week-old albatross chick chirping at an incoming adult, who is trying to time its landing.

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