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Mike Anderson

Bonaventure Island, Percé, QC, Canada


In June 2008 I was in a wood-framed blind photographing Northern Gannets as hundreds of them flew to and from their nests on the ground. On several occasions I spotted one bird that flew up over my end of the blind but did not show up on the other side. I went out to investigate, climbed a tree next to the blind, and found this pair building a nest on the blind’s slate roof. Although my position was very awkward for holding my camera, I got several nice shots, including this one of the pair working together to build their nest.


Best Nest


Gannet Nest Building

AWARD WINNER: Category Winner & Judges′ ChoicePair of Northern Gannets building a nest

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