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Dec 1, 2016

National Geographic 2016 photo finalist

Prehistoric aura to gannet photo
This photo is one of the category finalists in the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year contest.   Northern Gannets fish by diving into the sea and can do it from heights of 30 metres and at speeds up to 80 km/hour.   They are the largest sea birds in the North Atlantic and pursue their prey underwater.   This particular photo caught my eye by the dark, overbearing, violent presentation of what is happening here.   I see an almost prehistoric aspect in this scene.   Captivating, indeed.
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