Saturday, December 13, 2014

Pic of the Day

Northern Gannet, Morus bassanus:  Bonaventure Island; Perce', Quebec
     This Northern Gannet soaring along the cliffs of Bonaventure Island shows off its sleek fuselage like body that makes it a great diver.  The aerodynamic form is perfectly adapted to slip beneath the oceans waves to catch its prey.  The Gannet rises to great heights then turns head first toward the water. As it slips below the surface it barely cause the oceans waters to splash.  Looking out from the seaward side of Bonaventure Island thousands of Gannets can be seen falling from the sky into the sea.  Thousands of Gannets, falling like rain, is one of the great spectacles of nature to behold.

Nikon D300, Nikkor 300mm f2.8, 1/640 second @ f9

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