Cape gannets, Morus capensis, dive into the ocean to the depth of 10 m (33 ft) or more to attack and feed on sardine bait ball of South American pilchards, Sardinops sagax, competing with spinner shark, Carcharhinus brevipinna, underwater, during annual sardine run, South Africa


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Image ID: 0175936-MAW

Cape Gannets And Spinner Sharks Attacking Sardine Bait Balls

Cape gannets, Morus capensis, dive into the ocean to the depth of 10 m (33 ft) or more to attack and feed on sardine bait ball of South American pilchards, Sardinops sagax, competing with spinner shark, Carcharhinus brevipinna, underwater, during annual sardine run, South Africa
Credit to: BluePlanetArchive / Michael Aw

Image dimensions: 5400x3857