Cape gannets scouting underwater space, Wild Coast, South Africa
Nikon D300 + Nikkor 12-24mm, Compact Dome port, strobes Sea&Sea YS-250 x 2
this image is cropped 10% on the top and right, exposure correction in Adobe Lightroom
Location on Google maps
Here is the final image in "cape gannets week". This one is showing rather interesting situation with birds underwater, but where is the fish ? Gannets have some well developed "collective mind" - sometimes it's enough for single bird to plunge into water, even by mistake, to cause dozens or even hundreds of others to follow wrong example. I think this is what we are seeing at this photo :-)
I want to congratulate everyone whom made it to the finals of the "Golden Turtle'6" - list of photographers participating in the exhibition next year can be found here - http://animalphoto.ru/news/detail/?item_id=63351. I was lucky to made it this year to this list too - I have no idea with which particular entries though :-)
Now waiting starts for the first week of March, when winning and commended images will be announced.
Since today is the last day of the Christmas holidays streak I will start long awaited "Cape Town week" straight away ! ^_^