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Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) flys in a blue sky of the coast near Port St Johns in the Wild Coast region of South Africa.
These marine birds are native only to Africa, and are easily identified by their large size and black and white plumage which is noticeably silky, giving them a graceful appearance. The distinctive golden crown and nape which gradually become white on the neck are also distinctive, as well as the awkward take off motion from the water where they literally run across the water to get airborne.

· Date: Sat July 22, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-06-16-22-31-24-2 · Views: 4624 ·
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Diver over Brown Tube Sponges - Agelas conifera
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