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By ladynewbury
Gannets hunt fish by diving into the sea from a height and pursuing their prey underwater. They have a number of adaptations which enable them to do this:

no external nostrils, they are located inside the mouth instead;
air sacs in the face and chest under the skin which act like bubble wrapping, cushioning the impact with the water;
positioning of the eyes far enough forward on the face for binocular vision, allowing them to judge distances accurately.

I really appreciate the V's & C's on my last upload, and of course the special UA's. PM's sent. Pam

Tags: Flight General Gannet Sea Bempton cliffs Wildlife and nature

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7 Dec 2018 7:34PM
Excellent pose captured Pam, great timing,
Fred.

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Mike_Smith Plus
12 592 1 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 7:36PM
Stunning in flight capture Pam, superb pov
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2018 7:54PM
Perfect timing and a great aerial capture Pam.
Pam GrinGrin
7 Dec 2018 8:03PM
Excellent in flight birding , Pam! - It is not easy - I now!BlushSmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
Excellent capture
7 Dec 2018 8:32PM
Superb shot Pam. Cathy
7 Dec 2018 8:57PM
Come up with a beauty again, Pam, well done !!!
A superb capture, Pam.
Top notch.
rgg 8 11 United States
7 Dec 2018 11:00PM
Great capture.
😃😃😃😃😃

Carole
8 Dec 2018 2:51AM
Stellar pose and capture Pam , and great side notes , how adaptive!
Cheers Waly
Great capture Pam, not an easy shot!
Geoff
ddolfelin Plus
7 103 3 Wales
8 Dec 2018 6:29AM
Outstanding, Pam!
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
8 Dec 2018 12:33PM
Cracking good flightcapture Pam. Perfectly exposed and timed.
Ron
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 12 England
8 Dec 2018 2:33PM
A super capture of this gannet in flight, Pam 👍👍🦅
Trev 😀
8 Dec 2018 4:03PM
Stunning shot 😎😎😎😎
8 Dec 2018 7:09PM
A superb image Pam,so crisp and detailed. ☺☺☺
Regards David
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2018 8:18PM
Excellent in flight image Pam. Top shot !!
Isabel GrinGrin
9 Dec 2018 4:35AM
Superbly captured inflight Pam , beautiful detail !!
Ian
12 Dec 2018 5:58PM
Excellent in-flight capture and write-up, Pam.

Ray
12 Dec 2018 10:18PM
I like this. Regards Steve
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
14 Dec 2018 11:42PM
Superb in flight image Pam.
Aeros 2 12 Canada
7 Feb 2019 5:03PM
TFS details in your description are very informative. Grin Smile Tongue Wink
A cracker of a gannet shot Pam I can see that your thing is nature just like me!

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