This is a beautiful hand carved GANNET DIVING D396 from the talented carvers and sculptors of Archipelago
Height 39 cm (Approx)
British design and innovation is at the very core of Archipelago, renowned for their beautiful wildlife wood carvings.
Each piece is hand carved from sustainable wood, giving an authentic and highly individual character which is instantly recognisable.
These beautifully carved pieces would make wonderful gifts and grace any home.
Bells Cottage Interiors are delighted to be Authorised Archipelago Stockists.
Gannets are colonial breeders on islands and coasts, that normally lay a chalky blue egg. It takes five years for gannets to reach maturity. First-year birds are completely black, and subsequent sub adult plumages show increasing amounts of white. The most important nesting ground for northern gannets is the United Kingdom with about two thirds of the world’s population. These live mainly in Scotland and the Shetland Isles. . The Skellig Islands off the south-west coast of Ireland hold some 27,000 pairs of Northern Gannets, the second largest colony in the world. Gannets hunt fish by diving from a height in to the sea and pursuing their prey underwater. Gannets have a number of adaptations which enable them to do this: they have no external nostrils; they have air sacs in their face and chest under their skin which act like bubble wrapping, cushioning the impact with the water; their eyes are positioned far enough forward on their face to give them binocular vision, allowing them to judge distances accurately.