World Albatrosss Day June 19th

I was honored to have 2 of my Albatross photos featured in the recent Birds Canada article "Wet And Wild Seabird Facts For World Albatross Day."

On June 19th, 2020 it will be the very first World Albatross Day! To read more about why this day was created click HERE

I love Albatrosses and have been lucky enough to see Black-footed, Short-tailed and Laysan in BC (off Tofino).

You can read the full article where my photos are featured HERE.

If you are able please donate to the "Mouse-free Marion Project" which is trying to eradicate predatory invasive house mice from Marion Island in South Africa. Click HERE to donate through Birds Canada.

It is vitally important that we keep working to reduce our use of plastics and ensuring that commercial fisheries use sustainable fishing methods to reduce the worldwide loss of these wonderful birds.

Here are the 2 photos of mine featured in the article:

Black-footed Albatross off Tofino, BC - Photo: Melissa Hafting
Laysan Albatross off Tofino, BC - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Thanks again to Birds Canada for asking me to be a part of this! And don't forget to celebrate these marvelous birds on June 19th!


  1. Congratulations Mel! Incredible photo selection of a fabled creature!


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