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Herring Gull

Larus argentatus


Herring Gulls are a very large gull, they are the quintessential gray-and-white, pink-legged "seagulls." When people think of seagulls, the first picture in ones mind is generally the Herring Gull.


These birds are living in the waters of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are highly adaptable, and can be found in many many places.


This series of photos was taken behind the Discovery World Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 28th, 2013. I had gone down to this area to see an Eared Grebe, that is normally not seen in my part of the world. These two Herring Gulls, fought over this fish, until it was torn in two, at which point both grabbed their share of this game of tug of war, and swallowed it whole as fast as possible.

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Desmond.E.S.O 7 years ago

I just want you to know that you take Awesome pictures, William!

Hema  Shah
Hema Shah 9 years ago

great series!

williefromwi 9 years ago

Thanks much Ava T-B

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

Wonderful and bloody series!

williefromwi 10 years ago

Thanks Jennifer Roge

JenniferRoge 10 years ago

That is gruesome!!

williefromwi 10 years ago

Thank you so very much, Satyen!

Wild Things
Wild Things 10 years ago

Great series Will!

williefromwi 10 years ago

Thank you so very much cranbrook-sda-youth1, Ava T-B and Kranti Azad. It was wonderful to be able to watch and capture this moment in time.

cranbrook-sda-youth1 10 years ago


Ava T-B
Ava T-B 10 years ago

Excellent series!

KrantiAzad 10 years ago

stunning series !

williefromwi 10 years ago

Thanks Ali Hemati Pour

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 10 years ago

WoW!! Very Nice...

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 10 years ago

Incredible and amazing series.

williefromwi 10 years ago

NehemiahBrandySteinbrecher, This was quite wonderful to watch. I could post a few dozen photos or more actually of the entire battle for the right to this fish. I happened to be the only person in the area, to see this Tug of War happen, and was thrilled to have my camera, and make the captures

This is a fabulous series of pics. I bet that was fun to watch.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Spotted on Apr 28, 2013
Submitted on Apr 30, 2013

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