Image: Alexander Safonov
Cape Gannets hit the water like avian torpedoes.
“Photographing diving cape gannets is one of the most incredible things I’ve done so far in my life,” says photographer Alexander Safonov. “Seeing hunting birds which normally belong to the air element deep underwater is a surreal sight. Sun rays, bubble trails, scales, chaotically moving bait fish – all contributes to the dramatic spectacle orchestrated and choreographed by nature itself.”