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The UK holds internationally important populations of breeding seabirds, including 90% of the world's Manx shearwaters, 68% of northern gannets, and 60% of great skuas. Peter Cairns, Chris Gomersall and Alex Mustard photographed the gannetries of Bass Rock and Hermaness, and a variety of other seabirds on land, in the air and underwater around the Hebrides, Shetlands and Pembrokeshire coast.
Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) portrait, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) portrait, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July
Portrait of adult Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) in summer plumage, Isle of Lunga, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Portrait of adult Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) in summer plumage, Isle of Lunga, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011
Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) adult in breeding plumage, Shetland islands, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Shag (Phalacrocorax aristotelis) adult in breeding plumage, Shetland islands, Scotland, UK, June
Great skua (Stercorarius skua), Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Great skua (Stercorarius skua), Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July
Mixed flock of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and gulls (Larus) feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler ^Charisma.^ Shetland Isles. October 2011.  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Mixed flock of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and gulls (Larus) feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler ^Charisma.^ Shetland Isles. October 2011.
Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) plunge-diving for fish alongside pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October. Did you know? Gannets have around 30 breeding colonies in the North...  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) plunge-diving for fish alongside pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October. Did you know? Gannets have around 30 breeding colonies in the North...
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in flight over rough sea alongside the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) in flight over rough sea alongside the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October
Sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) adult in flight over Irish sea off Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK, August 2010. Did you know? Hitchcock's film 'The Birds' was partly inspired by an incident in Mon...  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) adult in flight over Irish sea off Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK, August 2010. Did you know? Hitchcock's film 'The Birds' was partly inspired by an incident in Mon...
Adult Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) in winter plumage in flight alongside the pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Adult Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) in winter plumage in flight alongside the pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, October
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) silhouetted against the sea and clouds, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) silhouetted against the sea and clouds, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July
Adult Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) in flight, Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Adult Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) in flight, Lunga, Treshnish Isles, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011
Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) against sunset. June 2010.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) against sunset. June 2010.
Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) against sunset, flapping wings. June 2010. Photographer quote: 'A cacophonous seabird colony on a summers evening is just spell-binding. Throw in a decent sunset a...  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) against sunset, flapping wings. June 2010. Photographer quote: 'A cacophonous seabird colony on a summers evening is just spell-binding. Throw in a decent sunset a...
Razorbill (Alca torda) perched on rocks. June 2010..  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Razorbill (Alca torda) perched on rocks. June 2010..
Razorbill (Alca torda) stalling in flight, about to land, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Razorbill (Alca torda) stalling in flight, about to land, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Razorbill (Alca torda) taking off from cliff. June 2010.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Razorbill (Alca torda) taking off from cliff. June 2010.
Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) at sunset.June 2010.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Silhouette of Razorbill (Alca torda) at sunset.June 2010.
Puffin (Fratercula arctica) by entrance to its burrow amongst flowering Sea thrift (Armeria maritima) Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June 2011  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) by entrance to its burrow amongst flowering Sea thrift (Armeria maritima) Sumburgh Head, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, June 2011
Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) breeding colony on island of Lunga, with tourists arriving on beach below, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) breeding colony on island of Lunga, with tourists arriving on beach below, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011
Puffin (Fratercula arctica) swimming underwater, searching for food, Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, July  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) swimming underwater, searching for food, Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, July
Puffin (Fratercula arctica) coming in to land, with beak full of sand eels, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Puffin (Fratercula arctica) coming in to land, with beak full of sand eels, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July
Common guillemot (Uria aalge) swimming underwater, Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, July. Did you know? Guillemots are shaped like a penguin for hydrodynamics, but with wings like cormorants for aer...  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Common guillemot (Uria aalge) swimming underwater, Farne Islands, Northumberland, UK, July. Did you know? Guillemots are shaped like a penguin for hydrodynamics, but with wings like cormorants for aer...
Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) in flight over Irish sea off Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK, August 2010, endangered species  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Balearic shearwater (Puffinus mauretanicus) in flight over Irish sea off Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK, August 2010, endangered species
Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) adult in flight over the sea, near the Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Manx shearwater (Puffinus puffinus) adult in flight over the sea, near the Isle of Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011
Flock of Manx shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) in flight over sea, near Ardnamurchan Point, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Flock of Manx shearwaters (Puffinus puffinus) in flight over sea, near Ardnamurchan Point, Inner Hebrides, Scotland, UK, July 2011
European storm-petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) in flight over Irish sea off Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK, August 2010  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / European storm-petrel (Hydrobates pelagicus) in flight over Irish sea off Pembrokeshire coast, Wales, UK, August 2010
Great skua (Stercorarius skua) displaying, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Great skua (Stercorarius skua) displaying, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July
Great skua (Stercorarius skua) on water, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, April  -  Alex Mustard / 2020VISION
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Alex Mustard / 2020VISION / Great skua (Stercorarius skua) on water, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, April
Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) sitting on a nest on clifftop, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Fulmar (Fulmarus glacialis) sitting on a nest on clifftop, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July
Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on the roof of a car, Portree, Skye, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Herring gull (Larus argentatus) standing on the roof of a car, Portree, Skye, Scotland, UK, June
Mixed flock of gulls (Larus) and Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and a small pod of Killer whales (Orcinus orca) feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK,...  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Mixed flock of gulls (Larus) and Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and a small pod of Killer whales (Orcinus orca) feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK,...
Gannets (Morus bassanus) stretching wings at colony, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannets (Morus bassanus) stretching wings at colony, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) colony at Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July. 2020VISION Exhibition.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Northern gannet (Morus bassanus) colony at Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland Isles, Scotland, UK, July. 2020VISION Exhibition.
Domestic Sheep (Ovis aries) ewe and lamb resting on headland with Gannet colony in background, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, June 2010  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Domestic Sheep (Ovis aries) ewe and lamb resting on headland with Gannet colony in background, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, June 2010
Gannet colony (Morus bassanus) nesting on cliffs, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK, June 2010  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet colony (Morus bassanus) nesting on cliffs, Hermaness NNR, Unst, Shetland, Scotland, UK, June 2010
Gannet (Morus bassanus) portrait, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? Britain is home to 70% of the world's Gannet population.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) portrait, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. Did you know? Britain is home to 70% of the world's Gannet population.
Gannet (Morus bassanus) territorial display on rock, wings open, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate.  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) territorial display on rock, wings open, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Gannet (Morus bassanus) skypointing, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) skypointing, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Gannet (Morus bassanus) brooding chick under adult at nest, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) brooding chick under adult at nest, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Gannet (Morus bassanus) preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Gannet (Morus bassanus) territorial display on rock, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) territorial display on rock, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. Photographer quote: 'I never get tired of watching gannets. This pair who momentarily lined up in perfe...  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Pair of Gannets (Morus bassanus) mutual preening, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. Photographer quote: 'I never get tired of watching gannets. This pair who momentarily lined up in perfe...
RF- Gannet (Morus bassanus) mutual preening. Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)  -  Peter  Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / RF- Gannet (Morus bassanus) mutual preening. Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
Gannet (Morus bassanus) portrait, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June  -  Peter Cairns / 2020VISION
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Peter Cairns / 2020VISION / Gannet (Morus bassanus) portrait, Bass Rock, Firth of Forth, Scotland, UK, June
Northern gannet (Sula bassana) being mobbed by immature Great black-backed gull (Larus marinus), Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Northern gannet (Sula bassana) being mobbed by immature Great black-backed gull (Larus marinus), Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October
Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) in flight, seen from the pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) in flight, seen from the pelagic trawler 'Charisma', Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011
Mixed flock of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and gulls (Larus)  feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011  -  Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Mixed flock of Northern gannets (Morus bassanus) and gulls (Larus) feeding in the wake of the pelagic trawler 'Charisma' in evening light, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK, October 2011