Fledging gannets

After months of being fattened with fish from their parents, gannet chicks have to take their first steps towards independence. But making their first flight is difficult, many are overwhelmed by the power of the ocean, and from there it's much harder to take off. On the sea they are vulnerable to fur seals who take advantage of young birds inability to fly and who make the most of this bumper harvest.

Release date:


4 minutes

This clip is from

Featured in...