Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

November 7, 2010

The Gulls

Filed under: Birds,Black and White,Muriwai — paul @ 7:05 am


The tide is in, and every now and then a big wave crashes over the foot of Motutara Island at Muriwai. The black-backed gulls (Larus dominicanus) are chased off their resting place, returning immediately in the hope of finding some morsels that may have washed up from the sea.

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.


  1. Wow! Great photo.

    Comment by eye of the beholder — November 7, 2010 @ 8:57 am

  2. Yes this is a great photo. All action.

    Comment by joan — November 7, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

  3. A wonderful action shot, with the gulls and the wave. Superb.
    I’m sorry to be so late visiting – I had a very busy weekend!

    Comment by Dragonstar — November 9, 2010 @ 11:06 am

  4. What fun! Probably just another ho hum take off for the gulls. Bravo on the photo. Congrats on getting it on the Wall.

    Comment by michael — November 13, 2010 @ 3:47 pm

  5. Great shot, as the others said. I’ve never seen black backed gulls before…

    Comment by Dimple — November 14, 2010 @ 7:24 am

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