The Falklands had been great, but it was time to move on to South Georgia, a long 2.5 days away. We knew we were getting close when wandering albatrosses started following the ship. They're the largest flying birds in the world with wingspans reaching up to 12 feet. South Georgia is one of the prime breeding grounds for the wanderers. Because they can raise a chick only every other year, and because of threats such as long-line fishing and pollutants (primarily plastics and fish hooks), the population is in steady decline.