Friday, February 22, 2013

Faster than a speeding clam

Every time we go to the beach, I watch the gulls breaking clams by dropping them from a height onto the stones. And for the last year or so, I've been trying to get a photo of the actual drop.

I've been too slow, the camera has been too slow, the gulls too unpredictable, the clams too fast. But persistence pays. Persistence, and a faster camera, anyhow.

Gull following the clam down. The clam is just visible in front of the mountain.

Yay! Now to catch the two, clam and gull, just at the moment of release . . .

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7 comments:

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this! How wonderful.

Jennifer said...

How wonderful!!

Jennifer said...

I love it! Wonderful catch.

Jennifer said...

i love it. how wonderful!

Lucy Corrander at Loose and Leafy said...

I had to peer - but I peered - and got it!

Dave Wenning said...

On my beach it's mussels. There is nothing more pleasant than watching them on a summer afternoon and hearing the sound of the shell hitting the rocks. Peace and tranquility.

Susannah Anderson said...

Dave, Those must be tough gulls! It's really hard to remove a mussel from its chosen home site.