At first glance this image might look grotesque, as if the mother is devouring her chick! But you need to see it as part of a sequence. If you look in my portfolio and start by looking at firstly "Gannet feeding young", followed by this image,"Gannet chick reaches inside mother's throat for regurgitated food," and ending with " Gannet family, mother regurgitating food for chick" it becomes more clear. Apparently this sequence of events only happens when the chick is very young.
Wildlife and nature
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