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Northern Gannet and boat, North Berwick.


Posted by Swissblad on Tue Jul 26, 2022 10:46 am

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An oldie, taken during our visit to Scotland,  where we admired these birds diving for fish, and effortlessly speeding by in the wind with their enormous wings.

I'm very saddened and distressed by the news of the devastating effect of avian flu on these lovely creatures.

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by david fletcher on Tue Jul 26, 2022 11:37 am
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Love the framing and use of the out of focus boat to add context. Super shot Sinuhe.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Jul 26, 2022 1:42 pm
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A lovely scene-they are magnificent birds. I hope the flu doesn't wipe them out. I remember seeing them at Cape Ann in Massachusetts some years ago.
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by Karl Egressy on Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:05 pm
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Nice shot. We have them in Quebec.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:25 pm
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I like your emphasis on the gannet with the oof hint of the boat below. A very effective image! Nicely done Sinuhe.

Everyhing seems to be at risk from some horrific disease/virus, what with Covid, Flu and various things attacking humans, and whatever else is emerging in wildlife like this horrible Avian Flu. Presumably with the warming temperatures around the world, it will be much easire to grow and spread these awful killers.

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