Herring Gull

I’m photographing the beautiful, delicate and precise Black Headed Gulls this morning when I see this monster approaching. I’m so used to the friendly faces of the Black Headed Gulls that this Herring Gull appears monstrous, with demonic eyes and a hefty beak like some fantasy Warhammer weapon.

Herring Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

It comes closer sensing the opportunity for food.

Herring Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

But not quite close enough for me to to get clear photographs of the rings around its eyes.

Herring Gull - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Who needs fantasy when we are already surrounded by fabulous beasts?

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