Gannets- singular and plural

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Seems like there is never just one gannet

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gannets with young

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gannet with nesting material (doesn't look very natural, does it?)

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and those eyes...are just disturbing.
 
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Taken at Hermaness, Shetland Islands- the most northern point of Great Britain.
 
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> The gannets are found both on rocks surrounded by water and also on cliffs on the mainland. These photos are from cliffs on the mainland. The photo below shows the cliffs

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and the arrow shows the place the photos were taken from. While most of the gannets are too far from the edge I was able to find a few places with a good view of the gannets from above. The photos were taken by standing VERY CAREFULLY close to the edge. No climbing. Not for those with unsteady legs or a fear of heights.

> Which lens and camera did you use?

All photos taken with a D40 and a Sigma 150-500 at 500 mm.
 
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Excellent shots. You won't need to worry about my crowding your photo site - I really don't like heights (especially with no railings or fences set in concrete and/or bedrock).
 
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Magnificent! Those are just beautiful! I had considered getting that lens, and now I'm sorry I didn't. Although I wouldn't have gotten shots like that even with the lens--I'd be scared to death on those cliffs!
 

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