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Trieste
Lilies and the boys
"Three, Tall, and Tranquil"
The battle
Early Days
Monks
Monitor portrait in green
Faithful gathering
Heads Above the Crowd
Roller in the trees
back to home
Birds Overhead
Jogging near the beach
Edgar meets his father Lance for the first time.
Hungry lion on a zebra kill
Muslims' prayer
Anticipation
Scene of silence II
Duck family in a cold sea
Wet leaf on sidewalk 1
Sacred Feminine
The last light of the mountain in the evening after rain
beautiful sky in the morning
15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Birds Overhead

Bass Rock is an imposing rocky island rising over 100m sheer from the Firth of Forth. It is estimated to host about 150,000 Northern Gannets nesting in close proximity to the cliffs, of which several thousand are in the air at any one time, circling in the same direction to avoid a collision.

TAGS: Animal, United Kingdom

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Kirkby Stephen, United Kingdom
Member since 2017
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© John Birch.
All rights reserved.
Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Total Views: 26
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 10, 2017, 10:14 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 24mm
Shutter Speed: 1/30
Aperture: f22
ISO: ISO64
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PHOTO LOCATION Bass Rock, Scotland, United Kingdom