Gannets are renowned for their spectacular diving. They fly fairly steadily over the sea at heights between 1 and 20 metres, and plunge when they spot fish. Just before hitting the water they partially fold their wings back and make a near vertical entrance. This bird was photographed at Wellington Harbour.
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