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2006-06-30_17-04-22

Photographer: Paul Osmond  (see this users gallery)

A Cape Gannet (Morus capensis) has a successful catch of a sardine after dive bombing into a sardine baitball leaving a trail of bubbles, Image taken of 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: Sat December 23, 2006 · Reference ID: /22006-06-30_17-04-22 · Views: 3362 ·
Keywords: bird predators hunt hunters sulid pelecaniformes africa indian ocean sardine run behaviour flap flapping dive diving
Additional Categories: June 2006 South Africa Sardine Run - Paul Osmond, Sardine, Pilchards and Herrings

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