Gannets on Islay

The Gannet is one of my favourite birds on Islay. I just love the way they soar over the sea with their bright white wings reflecting in the sunshine. It's quite a spectacle to see them fishing. They catch the fish by flying quite high over the sea before plunging into the water and dive for their prey. This afternoon there were four of them fishing off the Rhinns coast at Loch Indaal and below is my first attempt of shooting some decent Gannet pics. I must admit that it was quite difficult trying to focus properly and to keep the camera steady during strong wind gusts. I hope you like the result.

Gannet flying over the sea

More pictures of Gannets...

Gannet Fishing

Gannet diving for fish

Gannet with fish

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