Documentary Clip Of Two Male Albatrosses Adorably Courting Each Other Has Twitter Swooning
In the newest update to the saga of David Attenborough-narrated documentaries about nature, an episode of Frozen Planet II featured a courtship of two male albatrosses.
Albatrosses—large ocean going birds with a wingspan that can reach 12 feet—are colonial, nesting mostly on remote oceanic islands with several species all nesting together. Pair bonds form over several years with the use of "ritualised dances" and last for the life of the bonded pair.
The albatross population on this island skews towards more males, as females are often directly affected more by fishing and hunters.
So these two males are giving it a go.
The albatrosses in a same-sex partnership | Frozen Planet II - BBCyoutu.be
Because the combination of Attenborough narrating things and gay animals is irresistible, the internet was quick to celebrate.
\u201cDidn\u2019t think I\u2019d have tears in my eyes over two gay albatross\u2019s this weekend but here we are\u2026 #FrozenPlanet2 #FrozenPlanetII\u201d— Wando (@Wando) 1664738252
\u201cthose cute little gay albatross\u2019 on #FrozenPlanetII made my Sunday evening. #loveislove even in the world of seabirds \ud83e\udd70\u201d— Peter (@Peter) 1664738308
\u201cin my car eating a pub sub crying over a gay albatross couple\u201d— m\u00e9gan \u00b2\u2078 (@m\u00e9gan \u00b2\u2078) 1664901045
\u201cdavid attenborough says gay rights for albatrosses #FrozenPlanet\u201d— Olivia (@Olivia) 1664741081
\u201cCannot cope with the adorable gay birds on frozen planet, choosing a life together than a life alone\ud83e\udd7a\ud83e\udd7a #FrozenPlanet\u201d— c l a i r e \ud83d\udd06 (@c l a i r e \ud83d\udd06) 1664738284
Some people found the difference between the albatrosses' courtship and the status of their own love lives to be less than favorable.
\u201cPretty pissed off that even gay albatrosses can find a partner for life, and here\u2019s me - 38 and single! \ud83c\udff3\ufe0f\u200d\ud83c\udf08 #FrozenPlanet2 #FrozenPlanet #gay #gayuk #ukgay\u201d— Tom \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Tom \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1664738616
\u201cNot gay albatross finding it easier to get a partner than me #frozenplanet2\u201d— Stephen Leng (@Stephen Leng) 1664738185
\u201cWish I could live my life as a gay albatross on the Antipodes islands\u201d— low poly ultrakill hampter (@low poly ultrakill hampter) 1664827294
Still others, commenting on incidents covered in the documentary thus far, were worried about the fate of the albatrosses.
\u201cI swear i see a killer whale or a seal going after one of the gay albatross i\u2019m going to throw my tv through the window #Frozenplanet2\u201d— amy (@amy) 1664738585
And then asking an important question, someone referenced a meme about asking your significant other if they would love you if you turned into a...
\u201c\u2026\u2026\u2026Would you still like me if I was a gay albatross\u201d— \u200d \u200d \u200d \u200d \u2018\ud835\udc13\ud835\udc08\ud835\udc0b\ud835\udc0b \ud835\udc08 \ud835\udc02\ud835\udc0e\ud835\udc0b\ud835\udc0b\ud835\udc00\ud835\udc0f\ud835\udc12\ud835\udc04 \u200d (@\u200d \u200d \u200d \u200d \u2018\ud835\udc13\ud835\udc08\ud835\udc0b\ud835\udc0b \ud835\udc08 \ud835\udc02\ud835\udc0e\ud835\udc0b\ud835\udc0b\ud835\udc00\ud835\udc0f\ud835\udc12\ud835\udc04 \u200d) 1664821983
Probably yes, honestly.
New episodes of Frozen Planet II are airing on BBC currently and is licensed for broadcast on BBC America in the future.
Maybe we'll get lesbian orcas next.