Glaucous-winged Gull
Larus glaucescens

1/8000s at f6.3, ISO:800, Canon Mark III 1Ds w/400mm lens


The Glaucous-winged Gull is a large, white-headed gull residing from the western coast of Alaska to the coast of Washington. It also breeds on the northwest coast of Alaska, in the summertime. The Glaucous-winged Gull nests in the summer, and each pair produces two or three chicks that fledge at six weeks. It feeds along the coast, scavenging for dead or weak animals, fish, mussels and scraps. Its cry is a low-pitched "kak-kak-kak" or "wow", or a more high-pitched wailing.
Cambridge Bay, Canada
 
06/30/2011