I should probably start this post by warning that there are GRAPHIC images of nature in the raw (please forgive the cliché). It features a gull doing what it does best (scavenging) and what it needs to survive. If you of one of those people that don’t ‘do’ nature, probably best to skip this post!
For those of you that grew up watch David Attenborough with lions ripping apart zebras etc. this is a little bit more graphic than your usual wildlife photo!
Anyway now that is out the way, these photos were taken back in December last year at Donna Nook, when a few days before a tidal surge had sadly drowned many of the grey seal pups. In fact it was only a couple of days before that the Wildlife Trust had given the green light for visitors to come back to the site, as they need a few days to sort things out.
During the day I had spotted a few gulls flying around, pecking at some of the casualties and many were juveniles. I spotted this juvenile landing near a dead pup and focused on it. I had my DA*300mm and Pentax 1.7x Teleconvertor for maximum reach, as they were away from the fence, the post of which made a handy monopod! Then as I watched it reached into the head…