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2006-06-17-22-42-30-2_1

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) flys low over the ocean with a Long beaked Common Dolphin (Delphinus capensis)jumping in the background. Image taken near the coastline in the Wild Coast region of South Africa near Port St Johns.
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: Sun July 23, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-06-17-22-42-30-2_1 · Views: 9692 ·
Keywords: Delphinus capensis bird predators hunt hunters sulid pelecaniformes africa indian ocean sardine run
Additional Categories: June 2006 South Africa Sardine Run - Paul Osmond

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