A Northern Gannet (Sula Bassana) dives into the dark waters of the north sea off the cliffs of Noss, Shetland. Over 100 islands on Shetland support 23,000 people and a million sea birds. The islands are situated in the heart of UK’s pelagic fishing grounds and mark the boundary between North Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
Northern Gannet have increased by adapting to the human fishing industry using rope in nests and feeding on surplus fish. The birds closely follow fishing boats and dive near nets. In this instance the fish were throw over to attract the birds.