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I am glad I took first pictures of northern gannets, unluckily the  gannet  passed near  only once  and presented pictures do not reflect the charm of this bird. Let's hope that there will be an opportunity to take dynamic shots of gannets in flight when they dive in water hunting. Gannets belong to the family Pelecanidae. Their weight can reach up to 4 kilograms and a wingspan up to 1.8 meters. Unfortunately  in Iceland gannets’  colonies have their seats on inaccessible islands, and during my stay in Iceland we should have to organize an independent expedition, but for that there was lack of time. The name of this bird (British English informal -someone who eats a lot; Polish – the fool) was  given  unfairly very  much. In Polish it has been named so due to a very strong emotional bonds with offspring, because of which the bird could not escape, even in the face of death, in danger from hunters. Such incomprehensible to their executioners behavior led to give them the name from the fool.
Last munute news 08/2015
Finally, an opportunity arose to do some changes in the gallery of gannets. Quite unexpectedly, because the aim of the expedition were procellariiformes. Meanwhile even from the deck of a ferry to the to the Isles of Scilly I was able to take first pictures. Unfortunately, there are still not dynamic pictures of diving birds, that would show the gannets in their very characteristic and making a big impression dive-flight. The birds always appeared in flocks over the water where the dolphins were preying, circling above them. There were tens of them and suddenly, from the height of several meters, the group  dived vigorously into water in search for fish. We sawsuch hunts a few times, but it was always too far to take satisfactory pictures. I have added one picture of the final stage of gannets’ flock hunting to the gallery. Single birds were often flying by at a short distance from the boat. It happened for the birds  to float calmly next to us. I took many pictures of gannets, which radically changed the content of the gallery of this species. The Northrn Gannet goes to the news section of my gallery.

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Morus bassanus
Morus bassanus
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