Not a happy end

By: Arjen Drost

Sep 06 2016

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Category: Birds, nature, Photography, Polar

1 Comment

Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:400mm
ISO:800
Shutter:1/400 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Glaucous Gulls eating a Thick-billed Murre chick

But not all father-son (or daughter) stories end well. Sometimes Glaucous Gulls arrive at the chick before the parents are there to defend it. Or some chicks don’t even make it to the water and are kicked from the air by the gulls.

Here an adult and a young Glaucous Gull were fighting over the chick. Or better, the adult was swallowing the whole chick at once, leaving the juvenile frustrated behind…

One comment on “Not a happy end”

  1. That’s life. Still hard to see. We instinctivly want to protect babies.


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