Diving Gull Olympic Style

Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge

I noticed a Gull acting strange the other day. He flew a few feet up in the air, then dove straight down. I assumed he was catching fish, but I watched and realized, never a fish. Just jumping up and down.

Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge

I had a long lens and zoomed in. Well, the bird had perfect form. Every dive he positioned his legs like a high diver.

Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style - Click To Enlarge
Diving Gull Olympic Style – Click To Enlarge

The photos here are the clearest, but he did this same position over and over. He finally stopped and floated around  looking pleased with himself.

Now, the next time I see a gull diving I need to catch the action again. I never paid attention but I bet they all do it.

 

2 thoughts on “Diving Gull Olympic Style”

    1. Glad I had a long lens on. Usually when I see these things I have some landscape setup. Pretty funny, it was like he was practicing.

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