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 . . .


  1. I LOVE this! How wonderful.

  2. I love it! Wonderful catch.

  3. i love it. how wonderful!

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

  5. 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.

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


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