2023—Flying Head On

Watching a Northern Gannet flying directly at you is mesmerizing as they fill the frame and stare into the viewfinder. The skies around Cape St. Mary’s Ecological Reserve in Newfoundland last week were filled with Northern Gannets coming and going from their nesting sites atop Bird Rock to fish or collect nesting materials. Most of the images I took of these magnificent seabirds are either side view or top view. I was lucky that the fog had cleared enough when this bird flew toward me. Watching one fly at you head on gives a sense of their deep, slow wingbeats.

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