Gull Fly By by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

November 06, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

A juvenile Herring Gull performs a "fly-by" as waves gather and break in a heavy wind off Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

The Herring Gull, the most common of "Seagulls" (a term I don't generally use but use as a colloquial here) is by far one of the most graceful of birds in the air. They fly against impossible winds, use ground effect to skim the waves, soar to amazing heights, and dive with plummeting adroitness. 

On the ground, the entire character of the bird changes. Scavengers, lunch thieves, and very nearly pests. I, for one, appreciate their airborne presence. 

(Select the photos below for more detailed portfolio views)

GullFlyBy1GatheringWave_20201024_850_8073Gull Fly By 1: Gathering Wave A juvenile Herring Gull performs a "fly-by" as waves gather and break in a heavy wind off Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

GullFlyBy2CrestingWave_20201024_850_8075Gull Fly By 2: Cresting WaveA juvenile Herring Gull performs a "fly-by" as waves gather and break in a heavy wind off Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

GullFlyBy3BreakingWave_20201024_850_8076Gull Fly By 3: Breaking WaveA juvenile Herring Gull performs a "fly-by" as waves gather and break in a heavy wind off Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

GullFlyBy4RollingWave_20201024_850_8077Gull Fly By 4: Rolling WaveA juvenile Herring Gull performs a "fly-by" as waves gather and break in a heavy wind off Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

GullFlyBy5FlyingFree_20201024_850_8078Gull Fly By 5: Flying FreeA juvenile Herring Gull performs a "fly-by" as waves gather and break in a heavy wind off Point Judith in Narragansett, Rhode Island.

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Photo from our Made From RI Gallery portfolio display "Sequences And Series" (all photos are available as prints, canvas wraps, framed works, cards, or many other formats). 

 

 

 


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