A Cape Gannet lands into the wind Hot

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A Cape Gannet prepares for landing on Malgas Island. These birds are much larger than they look and have an impressive adult wingspan of 1.7m.

Cape Gannets only breed on a few offshore islands along our Cape coastline.

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Sometimes different angles on familiar subjects "open" our eyes. This image displays the shear power of a Cape Gannets wings as it lands into a strong wind.
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Arne Purves
Author: Arne PurvesWebsite: http://www.arnepurves.co.zaEmail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Arne's passion for the environment, wildlife and conservation was instilled from an early age, leading to a career in nature conservation, first as a game ranger in the Natal Parks Board, a conservation officer with CapeNature and today in the City of Cape Town's Environmental Compliance Department. Photography is his creative medium of choice.