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PUBLICATION: National Geographic Editor's Daily Dozen

Bass Rock is an imposing rocky island rising over 100m sheer from the Firth of Forth. It is estimated to host about 150,000 Northern Gannets nesting in close proximity to the cliffs, of which several thousand are in the air at any one time, circling in the same direction to avoid a collision. This shot was taken with a slow shutter speed to emphasise the dramatic movement of the birds overhead.

Birds Overhead was chosen by National Geographic editors as one of their Daily Dozen on 25 October 2016.