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Couple of Northern gannets

By Guy241218  
This picture was taken at Lummenfelsen (Hochseeinsel Helgoland).The high cliffs of Helgoland are each year from around april till august home to breeding Northern gannets.The Northern gannets spend the rest of the year at sea. During the breeding season these cliffs are the perfect location to make portraitshots and flightshots of these beautiful seabirds.

Tags: Northern gannet Wildlife and nature

Voters: estonian, sawsengee, hrsimages and 26 more

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sawsengee 15 6 40 Malaysia
26 Jul 2017 10:36AM
beautiful portraiture captured in fine light, colours & clarity Smile
hrsimages 8 1 Germany
26 Jul 2017 10:51AM
Beautiful image but what looks like a piece of nylon thread in the beak of one of these graceful birds is a sad reminder of all the plastic trash which is finding its way into the oceans and threatening the future of such a treasure of wildlife. SmileSmileSmileSad
Howard
26 Jul 2017 11:39AM
Gorgeous image,
Sylvia
26 Jul 2017 11:42AM
Indeed... I totally and sadly agree. The bird picked up this nylon thread from a fishnet and will use it to build its nest (luckily) together with a lot of seaweed. Another not so pleasant but nevertheless important remark is that this is only that part of the plastic trash contaminating our oceans that's visible to the human eye...
sebartley 6 141
26 Jul 2017 12:57PM
Amazing photo Wink
26 Jul 2017 3:16PM
Well captured. Great image.
Spkr51 5 United States
26 Jul 2017 6:26PM
Excellent !!!!!

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