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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Plummeting

A gannet descends on sunido with his partner waiting. The nests of these birds are very rudimentary, but they carry these gifts of seaweed and green matter to show their partner their availability and make the nest a little more comfortable.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Kilmore Quay, Ireland
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Copyright: © Nicolás Merino