Albatrosses lay eggs in nests on isolated islands. A female albatross only has one egg at a time, and she and her partner alternate looking after it. The only time when albatrosses are seen on land is for mating and breeding purposes.
Young albatrosses do not take flight for between three and 10 months following being born. Once these young birds can fly, they typically do not come back to land until they are able to start breeding, ranging roughly between five and 10 years.
Albatrosses can have a wingspan up to 11 feet, the largest wingspan of all birds. They can weigh over 20 pounds, and they live, on average, about 50 years in the wild.