60mph Gannet goes fishing by Richard Steel (8 images)

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Hungry gannets dive into the water at speeds of up to 60mph in order to grab fish in these dramatic photographs.

Photographer and management consultant Richard Steel, 49, captured shots of the gannets hunting during a series of boat trips in Liverpool Bay with fellow bird-watching enthusiasts.

The birds circled around 50ft in the air in order to look for small fish in the water before plummeting at speed to catch their prey.

Mr Steel, from New Brighton,...
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