A photographer captures the beauty of pattern in a nesting colony
PERCHED ON A VIEWING PLATFORM above a cliff-top colony of northern gannets, photographer Jacques-André Dupont captured the “merry-go-round” flight of a bird likely searching for its mate. “You’re basically in a city of birds,” he says of this site on Quebec’s Bonaventure Island, home of North America’s largest gannet nesting colony. “I love the pattern of the nests so evenly spaced. There’s a message: equal distance, equal opportunity. We see so many ugly things in the world, but the beauty of nature is a counterweight.”
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This artful blend of avian pattern and color won an honorable mention in National Wildlife magazine’s 2017 photo contest. Our 47th annual contest will open on January 8, 2018. We encourage you to submit your photographs, which may one day appear in these pages. Good luck! To enter: www.nwf.org/photocontest
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