Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Unexpected Gifts

I took my camera down to the beach this morning to get some shots of some Brant Geese I had seen feeding at low tide. I have been lucky with Brant recently, but I thought there might be some other possible opportunities.  What I hadn't counted on was this fellow - a Glaucous-winged Gull - that managed to tear a young seastar off of its rock. For the next half hour he tried to swallow it, mostly managing to look ridiculous. In the end, he got it down, but with the writhing bulge in his neck, he didn't look altogether happy with his choice...

Nikon D800, 500mm f4 lens

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