Cape Gannets – threatened beauties

The Cape Gannet is a large and beautiful seabird, found predominantly along the South Africa and Namibian coast. Over the last 50 years, the population has sadly decreased by almost 85%… The best place to view these beauties is Bird Island in Lambert’s Bay. This is one of only 6 sites worldwide where this bird breeds, and the only one accessible to the public. Tens of thousands of birds nest here; it is breathtaking, noisy, smelly and simply amazing!

I’m not going to ramble here. In cases like this, the old adage “one picture says more than a thousand words” really does apply.

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