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  • wingspan up to 180 cm
  • overall length 90 cm
  • a single egg is laid around September/October/November
  • incubation time about 44 days
  • chicks stay in the colony until February/March
  • the birds then migrate to Australia, returning after 2-6 years
  • it is said that (after weeks of furious flapping of wings on land)
    the first flight of the juvenile birds takes them to their destination
    more than 2000 km away.

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  • jockey
    jockeyabout 6 years ago

    beautiful image

  • Thanks Bill :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 6 years ago

    fabulous close up,dawnx

  • Thanks Dawn :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Macky
    Mackyabout 6 years ago

    Superb work Robyn!!

  • Thanks Macky :) Glad you like it :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellabout 6 years ago


  • Hi Mary,

    Thanks so much for the comment – much appreciated ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Elana Bailey
    Elana Baileyabout 6 years ago

    Stunning capture. Well done.

  • Thanks Elana ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • MichelleLegg
    MichelleLeggabout 6 years ago

    absolutely stunning!! This is a photo right – not a drawing?

  • Hi Michelle – it’s a photo :)


    – Robyn Carter

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 6 years ago

    Gannets are the most glorious seabirds. To watch them diving is an amazing spectacle.
    Lovely profile shot.

  • Thanks Jesika – Watching them Dive is magic – I agree :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Marilyn Harris
    Marilyn Harrisabout 6 years ago

    Wow Robyn!! Brilliant work!! :o)

  • Thank you so much :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldabout 6 years ago

    Stunning bird and shot,Robyn,well done!!

  • Thanks Lance :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Marguerite Foxon
    Marguerite Foxonabout 6 years ago

    fabulous shot!

  • Thank you Marquerite :)

    – Robyn Carter

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