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2006-06-29_16-48-23

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) after diving down into the ocean into a small baitball on the famous Sardine Run off the Wild Coast of South Africa.
One of the deadliest predators on the Sardine Run, these birds dive bomb the bait ball, often reaching a depth of 30 or 40 feet, and then swim back to the surface to try again.

· Date: Tue December 19, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-06-29_16-48-23 · Views: 11866 ·
Keywords: bird predators hunt hunters sulid pelecaniformes africa indian ocean sardine run behaviour flap flapping dive diving

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