Found throughout the Galapagos islands and beyond, Swallow-tailed gulls are extremely interesting birds to observe and photograph. This image was taken during breeding season when the plumage of the male’s head turns black, and the rim around the eye turns a bright reddish orange.
This species is also equipped with eyes that are larger in size than any other gull, which helps greatly as swallow-tailed gulls feed exclusively during the night on fish and squid.
Side note- tomorrow is my 30th #birthday and I’m freaking out a little inside. I know age is just a number or whatever but it’s a scary number. I’ll have spent three decades on this planet by 10am tomorrow. I graduated high school over 10 years ago, grad school 5 years ago. Time #flies by too quickly... quicker than this #seagull . I have too many thoughts in my head but it’s just a big train wreck in there... #30thbirthday#lolwut#flyaway#bluesky#redondobeach
Gull In The Fountain Photo by @denisevasquezphotography Gulls are long-winged, web footed birds frequently found by the sea, but this one found it's way into a fountain. Camera: Canon EOS 80D, Lens: Canon Zoom EF 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 L IS USM Lens.