Cape Gannet

Well documented for their aireal displays, experiences with with the famous Cape Gannet are always breath taking, and hold a special place in every photographers portfolio.

Written by edna, May 21 2012

Cape Gannet

Well documented for their aireal displays, experiences with with the famous Cape Gannet are always breath taking, and hold a special place in every photographers portfolio.

Conservation information

Conservation status: Vulnerable

One of south africa's largest sea bird, the cape gannet is well known worldwide for it's amazing hunting techniques, plunging into the water from considerable heights.

Photographer advice

Cape gannet’s are well known for their stunning performance in the air and sea when hunting.
The strong combination of a long lens and high ISO will increase your chances of capturing the drama and detail of these moments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Resident bird expert and Dyer Island Cruises director Wilfred Chivell shares his extensive knowledge on the cape gannet.

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Fun Fact: The eyes of a gannet are positioned very far forward, allowing them to accurately locate prey when preparing to dive during their hunts.

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