Great Northern Diver

Great Northern Diver (1).jpg
Great Northern Diver (1).jpg

Great Northern Diver

from 2.00

Common Loon, Gavia immer. Common Loons, also known as the Great Northern Diver in Europe, belong to one of the oldest orders of birds, Gaviiformes. Unlike most birds whose bones are light and hollow, the skeletons of loons are solid. Due to their weight, loons need to run for up to a quarter of a mile to achieve the speed required to fly. Additionally, their legs are set far back on their bodies for swimming underwater, but this awkward positioning means they are unable to walk on land. While they can barely shuffle on land, during migration Common Loons fly at breakneck speeds for so heavy a bird, exceeding 75 miles per hour (120kmph).
Michigan, USA
┬ęTwo Loons/Erin Lehnert

Matting Options:
Quantity:
Add To Cart

Please note: in order to accommodate mat sizes, the original photo depicted in the product description may have some minor cropping. Cropping is at the discretion of the photographer.