2019—Up Close and Personal
The rocks, cliffs, and air were filled with thirty to forty thousand Northern Gannets at Bird Rock at Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland last week. It is one of the largest seabird colonies in North America. We stood on a narrow ridge that jutted out toward Bird Rock to photograph the birds. Occasionally, one, like this one, flew close enough to completely fill the frame, as it jostled into position so it could squeeze itself into its tiny space on the rock.