12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
My Turn

Newfoundland is quite a wild place to explore. South of St Johns is a Bird Sanctuary called Cape St Marys where 10,000 Gannets come to breed every single year. The absolutely incredible thing about them is that they are monogamous, they mate for life, however, these birds only stay with each other to raise their young and then as one could fly to Mexico the other could fly to Africa. Year after year, the breeding pair make their way back to each other to raise another young.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Sanger, Canada
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Copyright: © Matthew Perkins