To catch a meal, a determined northern gannet slices into the waters off the island of Noss in Shetland, Scotland. The diving birds can break the water’s surface at 70 miles an hour and have nostrils that seal shut, allowing them to dive to depths up to 50 feet.

“I took this picture … from a small boat using an underwater housing,”  photographer Felipe Foncueva explains, “surrounded by thousands of gannets flying, diving, and shouting around me.”

(Photograph by: Felipe Foncueva, National Geographic) 

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