Dr Matt Doggett 33, from Southampton, took the photograph, called Gannet
Jacuzzi, at an undisclosed remote location off the north coast of Scotland, while working on a project with a friend.
* Andy spent three years visiting the Shetland Islands to capture the gannets
on camera for National Geographic PICTURE: Andy Parkinson * Left, one of the gannet
photographs taken by former South Wales Echo photographer Andy Parkinson, above, for National Geographic MagazineMAIN PICTURE: Andy Parkinson * Left, National Geographic's August edition which features Andy's photographs
formation is almost as long-running as Guillemots and is now hurtling towards its 10th anniversary.
Dr Matt Doggett, 33, from Southampton, was named overall winner for his image Gannet
Jacuzzi, while Welsh photographer Phil Jones won the urban category prize for his image of starlings.
are killed with a stick, then pickled in salt.
are renowned for their precise dive-bombing feeding techniques, a manoeuvre Dilger attempts to replicate - by diving into a lake after a cheeseburger.
are masters of flight and able to survive even the roughest seas.
Unfortunately, none of the 184 Gannets
tagged by Leeds and Exeter Universities came near North Wales, so we're no closer to learning whether Gannets
feeding around our coasts are from Pembrokeshire, Ayrshire or Dublin.
His feature in the iconic magazine, which captures Northern Gannets
in the Shetland Isles, is the result of a painstaking three-year project by the 40-year-old, who moved to Mid Wales when he was six months old.
Bass Rock is home to more than 150,000 gannets
, while Craigleith and Isle of May are great places to see puffins.
It's all about numbers tonight so if you've ever been out to sea and got excited because you've spotted a dolphin, or witnessed a gannet
dive-bombing its prey, then hang on to your hats...
PLASTIC and tonnes of rubbish from the sea is plaguing birds from an internationally-important population of gannets
resident on a Welsh island, the RSPB has claimed.