With tens of thousands of Northern Gannets nesting on and around Bird Rock at Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Preserve in Newfoundland, space is at a premium. Birds coming in to land often have to hover while they assess the lay of the land, so to speak, and try to find their mate.. They are not graceful at landing and their landings often seemed like semi-controlled crashes. This Northern Gannet hovers above the mass of birds beneath it before attempting a landing.

Nikon D5, Nikkor 500mm PF.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s