Nearly Wordless Wednesday: The Gannet

This is the Northern Gannet, a North Atlantic seabird that winters here in Virginia.  I love their coloring - the feet (which you can't see here) are green, veined with black. They have blue eyes. And their heads are brushed with yellow. Underneath that yellow is a layer of fat that enables them to dive into the very cold ocean at high speeds to catch the fish that make up most of their diet. (They eat the fish underwater, too.)

Another of God's spectacular creatures.