Image: Alexander Safonov
A Cape Gannet snaps up a fish before it realizes it’s even being chased.
Cape Gannets are large, regal-looking birds with a striking black-and-white coloring. The dark lines around their pale beaks and faces look as though an artist traced them, and the black feathers of their wings and tails are truly eye-catching against their white bodies. White, that is, except for their gold-tinted heads and necks. It’s easy to see why people enjoy photographing these magnificent birds.