2020—Over the Colony

The colony on Bird Rock at Cape St. Mary’s in Newfoundland is a cacophony of calls and a mass of white and gold as tens of thousands of Northern Gannets congregate there during nesting season. It’s an incredible sight especially because the birds are packed together so closely that there is little space between them. Nevertheless, these large sea birds, who mate for life, find their mate and their nesting sight and stick the landing with the precision of a gymnast. This bird is preparing to do just that.