Black Head, Red Beak | Laughing Gull | Acadia National Park
Laughing Gull. White body. Dark wings. Black head. Red beak.
This Laughing Gull was one of several at the location where I was photographing on this day. They were all flying about.
The Laughing Gulls were not flying in straight lines, but turning and banking. Crisscrossing and flying by each other.
It makes it fun and challenging when the birds are in motion like this. It requires focus to remain locked in on one bird while others are moving about as well. Trying to keep the bird you are following in focus.
This Laughing Gull was flying through the sky above the Schoodic Peninsula of Acadia National Park in Maine.
Photographing wildlife in new locations is always enjoyable. The only thing that can make it better is if you can get a feature of the landscape in the photo rather than just the pure blue sky. That why it gives a sense of place then you can tell a little bit about where the bird it.
Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/5000 sec. f/5.6.