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Northern Gannet by Sean McConnery

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Bonaventure Island, Quebec,

The Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus) is a seabird and is the largest member of the gannet family.

Young birds are dark brown in their first year, and gradually acquire more white in subsequent seasons until they reach maturity after five years.

Adults are 81–110 cm (32–43 in) long, weigh 2.2–3.6 kg (4.9–7.9 lb) and have a 165–180 cm (65–71 in) wingspan. Before fledging, the immature birds (at about 10 weeks of age) can weigh more than 4 kg (8.8 lb). Their plumage is white with black wing tips. The bill is light bluish. The eye is light blue, and it is surrounded by bare, black skin. During breeding, the head and neck are brushed in a delicate yellow.


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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 3 years ago

  • Stephen Stephen
    Stephen Stephenabout 3 years ago

    Love this one Sean! Great use of Depth of Field.

  • Thank you Stephen.

    – Sean McConnery

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenabout 3 years ago

    Nice shot.

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...about 3 years ago

    11 August 2011 – 1 image per day

  • Damienne Bingham
    Damienne Binghamabout 3 years ago

    What a fantastic perspective of this amazing looking bird. Great timing, the clarity is wonderful! Congrats on the challenge!

  • GolemAura
    GolemAuraabout 3 years ago

    they are such dupas… crazy cool creations… :)

  • jwmphotos
    jwmphotosabout 3 years ago

    Well captured Sean. Cool!

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingabout 1 year ago

    This is absolutely STUNNING!!!

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