I had all intentions of hitting the beach in search of interesting people to interview, then found myself sitting on my chair, under the umbrella, accompanied by this seagull. It just stared at me, and I at it, never wanting anything, just looking at me.
I know nothing of this gull, where it lives, how old it is, but for these ten or so minutes, we examined each other, and just…stared.
Actually what I was observing about this bird was how healthy it appeared. Living on a diet of fresh fish, crabs, or whatever else it harvests from the sea, I was amazed at it’s resiliency in the harsh environments, it is a survivor.
Some people do not like seagulls. They see them as an annoyance. Me, I see them as here first before us, before the boardwalks and the french fries, before all of that, it was them and the sea and everything that belongs to the sea and this environment.
So on this journey, I spent a lot of time photographing and studying the behavior of these amazing survivalist, and I will share those photos of gulls hunting and catching their prey in the upcoming posts.
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Photographs taken with a Nikon D5300 and Nikkor 18-140mm lens.