Ebbing tide patrol – Monochrome Madness Challenge Week 40

Here is this week’s submission to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. Click on the link to view some lovely black and white photography.

Following on from yesterday’s post, this image shows some gulls patrolling the receding tideline, and one of them has found a clam. When they couldn’t break into them, many of the gulls were dropping the clams from a height to crack them open, and then swooping down to capture their prize before somebody else rushed in. A few smarty-pants were flying up to drop their clams on the pier decking, as seen in the images below.Β  This tactic was very successful – dropping the clams onto the beach was not very effective, not surprisingly, and dropping them onto the rocks above the beach risked losing the clam between the larger rocks.




9 thoughts on “Ebbing tide patrol – Monochrome Madness Challenge Week 40

  1. The humble seagull, underrated by some but not me. I love to snap them at the beach and your photograph is one of my favourite MMs this week. Love the detail, the bird and the waves of water making a lovely pattern under them. πŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much, Kaz. The wave pattern really jumped out at me, and I was pretty sure it would translate well into black and white. I love shooting seagulls, too. They’re easy to find around here and have a lot of character.

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