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UPY British Waters Wide Angle - Highly Commended
'Feeding Gannets' - Richard Shucksmith
Having photographed diving gannets underwater before with Matt Doggett this year I went out to try to make some images of the diving gannets half in half out. I wanted to put the gannets in context with surroundings above the water and the swirl flock of gannets that surrounds the boat when working on these images. The biggest problem is getting the gannets to dive close enough, some days they will and other days they will not come within three metres. However being out surrounded by gannets is a very exciting experience even though sometimes it can be frustrating.
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