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September 4, 2017

Take the Plunge

Fishing for mackerel is a competitive sport among gannets. Seen here off the coast of Scotland, the seabirds begin their dives as high as 50 feet above the water. By the time they plunge through the surface, they can be traveling as fast as 60 miles per hour. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at natgeo.com/yourshot for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by greg Lecoeur, National Geographic Your Shot

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