Northern Gannet Diving, Delaware Bay

Yesterday I went on a trip to the Delaware Bay, a body of water between Delaware and New Jersey. By riding the ferry from Lewes, Delaware to Cape May, New Jersey, I was able to capture many images of Northern Gannets flying far off-shore. These birds are an ocean-going species, only landing to nest, so riding the ferry was crucial to my success. In this image, a Northern Gannet is diving off the back of the boat in an attempt to catch migrating herring. The way they contorted their bodies to dive was impressive to say the least. If you're having trouble figuring it out, this birds belly is facing towards me, his neck is twisted around nearly 180 degrees, and he is upside down!

Northern Gannet Diving for Fish, Delaware Bay, United States.