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Gannets

Nature’s remarkable design.

Iceland has some of the largest gannet colonies on the planet. One such colony is at the Skoruvíkurbjarg cliff in Langanes. The elevated vantage point here is ideal for observing these large and graceful seabirds in flight.

Bird photography is not in my wheelhouse, but tomatoes were dealt and chutney was made.

Although I didn’t get to see it myself, the video attached at the bottom of this post shows the astounding sight of the gannets dive-bombing for food.

Gannet colony at Skoruvíkurbjarg, Langanes, Iceland

Gannet colony at Skoruvíkurbjarg, Langanes, Iceland

Gannets in flight
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Stóri Karl gannet colony, Skoruvíkurbjarg, Langanes, Iceland

Stóri Karl gannet colony – Langanes, Iceland
5DS, 24-70L f/2.8 II

 
Gannet colony at Skoruvíkurbjarg, Langanes, Iceland

Jostling for real estate – Stóri Karl, Skoruvíkurbjarg
5DS, 100-400L IS II

 
Gannet colony at Skoruvíkurbjarg, Langanes, Iceland

Your friendly photographer at the cliff
Photo by: Kristinn Ingi Pétursson

 

Video of gannets dive-bombing for food with commentary by David Attenborough.

 
 
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