A day on the cliffs

Intro.

Bempton Cliffs is an amazing place to photograph seabird colonies (if the weather is good!). The unique vantage paint offers the opportunity of obtaining eye level shots of Gannets in flight, with the clear backdrop of the ocean. Below are the highlights of a four hour session in October 2014. 

 After arriving at the cliffs the first view is breathtaking. The loud chatter of bird colonies and the fresh sea air (depending on the wind direction!) completes the experience.

After arriving at the cliffs the first view is breathtaking. The loud chatter of bird colonies and the fresh sea air (depending on the wind direction!) completes the experience.

 I am confronted by the master of the skies. The fastest bird on the planet, a peregrine sits on a rocky ledge awaiting an opportunity to hunt.

I am confronted by the master of the skies. The fastest bird on the planet, a peregrine sits on a rocky ledge awaiting an opportunity to hunt.

 A pheasant screams an alarm call as people walk by 

A pheasant screams an alarm call as people walk by 

 A Razorbill couple

A Razorbill couple

 A Gannet couple

A Gannet couple

 The adults were still bringing back nesting materials.

The adults were still bringing back nesting materials.

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 Shooting down is possible from certain vantage points.

Shooting down is possible from certain vantage points.

 A final image showing the master of the skies to close...

A final image showing the master of the skies to close...