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Copyright: Tracey Meeten (Katralee) (19)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 20:40
Viewed: 3031
Points: 0
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Gannets are large black and white birds with yellow heads; long, pointed wings; and long bills. Northern gannets are the largest seabirds in the North Atlantic, with a wingspan of up to 2 metres. The other two species occur in the temperate seas around southern Africa, southern Australia and New Zealand.

Gannets hunt fish by diving from a height into the sea and pursuing their prey underwater.

This Gannet is in the process of taking off from a glassy sea at a superb run!

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