Sweet gannet Embrace

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Two gannets come together in a sweet embrace as part of a mating dance.  The pair of birds put their heads in the air before they crossed beaks and rubbed up against each other.<br />
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This intimate courtship ritual, photographed on the Yorkshire coastline, strengthens the bond between two gannets when they return from feeding trips.  Paul Dibben, 53, who captured these shots of the mating dance on a cliff ledge at Bempton Cliffs nature reserve, East Riding of Yorks, said he could hear the gannets 'croaking in low tones'.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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