Gannetry, Muckle Flugga

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Ranger Nic on December 17, 2008

Each pair of gannets nests on this sloping rock just far enough from the next pair so as not to get skewered by a long dagger-like beak. Gannetries are wonderful sights, but threatened, as are all marine wildlife, by overfishing, pollution and climate change. Here at nearly 61 degrees N (see world map)we are on the same latitude as the north side of Hudson's Bay, and kept ice free by the North Atlantic current. There's a chance that could be disrupted by polar melting. It won't be global warming here!

Nadia Kushnir on September 30

STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LIKE!

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Photo taken in 1 Muckleflugga Shorestation, Haroldswick, Unst, Shetland, Shetland Islands ZE2 9EQ, UK

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  • Uploaded on December 17, 2008
  • Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
    by Ranger Nic
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2008/07/14 16:46:59
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 270.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO800
    • Exposure Bias: -1.00 EV
    • No flash

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