Gannets are among my favourite birds to photograph. Not only are they large and relatively slow moving in flight, they form some lovely shapes and exhibit some interesting behaviour.
For those who enjoy simpler, minimalist images, this close-up of a solitary gannet might please.
Simply a guillemot in flight!
These birds are relatively commonplace in South Africa, but are nonetheless spectacular. This particular one was clearly in the process of nest building.
A lone gull (a great black backed if I wasn't mistaken) stands silhouetted against the sunset
These cute little birds are like missiles in flight so catching shots of them is harder than you might expect ...but very rewarding.
Watch out below - coming in to land! Every landing looks like an accident in waiting but, if they do get it a bit wrong, they seem to bounce quite well.
This proud little bird was on its way back to its burrow with yet another beak-full of sand eels, presumably to feed a waiting and hungry brood.
A gannet sitting atop a favourite perch, spreading its wings, looked for all the world as if it was preaching to all and sundry.
While having my lunch on a bench in the Addo Elephant Park, South Africa, this most beautiful little bird was working its way along a row of bushes nearby. I must admit my lunch got forgotten for a while!