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a gull flying over Mercury Island near the Diamond Coast, Namibia
November 23, 2014

Home to Roost

Gulls, gannets, and penguins are neighbors on Mercury Island, near the Diamond Coast of Namibia. The country’s first marine protected area aims to reduce human disturbance and increase natural abundance around Mercury and ten other islands along 250 miles of coastline.

See more pictures from the December 2014 feature story “Cross Currents.”

Photograph by Thomas P. Peschak, National Geographic

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