Adult Gannet enjoying a bath!
Ready for take off or a crash landing? Whichever this gannet is making a mighty mess!
Taken at the Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary in Lincolnshire, England, a sanctuary primarily for seals which also takes in any creatures found in distress around the coast, nurses them back to health and releases them back into the wild.
An immature gannet taken at the Mablethorpe Seal Sanctuary. It is remarkable how different the colourings are on immature gannets.