Kalama's Journey by Hob Osterlund

Kalama's Journey: a Laysan Albatross gets filmed from hatching to fledging

Taking nearly two years to film, Kalama's Journey, an attractive eight-minute video produced by talented author and photographer, Hob Osterlund, may now be viewed here.  Kalama,, a globally Near Threatened Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis chick on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, became well known by being the subject of a live-streaming “albicam”, hosted and operated by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

The award-winning video takes the watcher through the hatching, rearing and fledging of an albatross chick reared by an all-female pair.  The audio discusses the problems of sea-level rise and the importance of Kauai’s breeding albatrosses protected from climate change by nesting at altitude on bluff and cliff tops.

Pleasant to see that ACAP, and its Information Officer, are both listed in the film’s acknowledgements.

With grateful thanks to Hob Osterlund for information and use of her video.

Posted 27 April 2020

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