National Geographic : 1939 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE "WALKING ON ITS TAIL," A PORPOISE TURNS FLIP-FLOP IN THE AIR These playful, bottlenosed headed into the South Pacific. left is the wake of the yacht. fellows, some of them 12 feet long, swarmed about Igdrasil as she Often these mammals weigh up to 400 pounds. The foam at lower TAKING OFF ON A FULL STOMACH IS TOO MUCH FOR THIS ALBATROSS After gorging itself, the bird tries vainly to fly away as the yacht pursues it in a stretch of the South Sea. Clumsily the big fellow bounces over the water. Even with its great wing spread, it could not sail aloft until it had disgorged its dinner.