Kelp gull – Plettenberg Bay, December 2010
Kelp gulls live along the coastlines of South America, southern Africa, Australia and New Zealand. They are impressively large birds with an alert and slightly sinister gaze that always makes me think of a Gary Larson cartoon, as if they are secretly plotting something against us humans. This particular one is a resident of Plettenberg Bay and was being fed scraps from our Beacon Island Hotel balcony (contrary to the hotel manager's instructions!) by my father when this photo was taken.
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