Flying Away With The Food

My theme this week is the tiny island of Lindisfarne, famous for being a place of holy retreat and for the mead and other drinks that it produces. Lindisfarne is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is only accessible when the tide goes out, and I made the area of the island around the causeway my focus for the day.

Moments before, an ice cream van pulled up and left some food for the gulls to fight over, after the swan had been hand-fed:

Feeding The Swan

After a brief tussle, one gull managed to make off with the food, with the others in hot pursuit. Along with my shot of the Sea King helicopter in flight, I think it’s one of the best manual-focus shots I took on the whole holiday.

Search and Rescue Helicopter

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Photography: Merthyr Road | Daily Desktop Wallpaper | 25×9 | Twitter.

If you’re reading this in the RSS feed, my original blog post also includes a Google map showing where this photo was taken. Unfortunately I haven’t managed to get the map to appear yet in the RSS feed, so for now you’ll have to click through to my blog if you want to see the map. Sorry.

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