The Royal Albatross has a way of curling itself up into its own down-forest to keep her body warm in a shrieking gale when temperatures can plunge to -40'c wind chill. I love the white on white and the fathomless black eye.
We share the planet with an extraordinary and beautiful range of creatures that it always thrills me to meet in the wild. Our treatment of them is appalling and is my reason for being a vegetarian and sometime animal activist. I know that one day in the oncoming centuries we will find to understand their languages and it will enrich us deeply.