Monday, December 13, 2010

Landing Gear

This is what a Herring Gull looks like in flight on a normal day. Notice the feet extended.

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But when it gets bitter cold, it’s time to tuck in the landing gear.

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This Great Black-backed gull has them tucked in tight. Nice warm toes on a cold day.

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7 comments:

texwisgirl said...

Oh wow! Now THAT'S getting cold feet! :)

Dejemonos sorprender said...

Waaw, really wonderful captures!.. i loved it..

Al said...

Fascinating - I never knew they did this. And the captures are superb!

Kelly said...

I didn't realize they did that...very cool, and beautiful photos too!

The Early Birder said...

Up and away just like the undercarriage on a plane. Good shooting Steve.

Roy said...

Nice bright images Steve. It is interesting how they tuck their undercarriage away like that. Very aerodynamic, they obviously spent some time in the wind tunnel experimenting.{:)

Lesley said...

I knew they did this - but I have never seen such clear examples before!

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