Kelp gull and sea lion bickering

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Comments (18)

matsljungberg on January 31, 2010

The kelp gull was attacking the sea lion, on a safe distance from above. At Enderby Island, part of the Auckland Islands south of New Zealnd.

Hedwig Bäuning on March 30, 2010

An unbelievable photo! Congratulations! Best wishes from Sylt/Germany, Hedwig

matsljungberg on April 1, 2010

Thank you Hedwig for your comments and wishes. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

peargrin on October 9, 2010

Incredible moment you've captured here...gorgeous! Like & Y*! Cheers, pear

matsljungberg on October 9, 2010

Thank your peargrin for your nice comments. This quarrel lasted for several minutes, and it was enjoying to sit and look at. Cheers, Mats.

matsljungberg on October 15, 2010

Det är lätt att vara modig när sjölejonet inte kan flyga :-). Tack för dina kommentarer. Hälsningar, Mats.

A. Jáuregui on February 24, 2011

Fantastic scene Mats, I have to ask, who was the winner? Greetings, *Saludos desde México!

matsljungberg on February 24, 2011

Thank you very much Alberto Jáuregui for your kind comments. Physically, the sea lion was the winner since it didn't move away. Mentally, I do not know, perhaps the gull had better arguments. Saludos desde Suecia, Mats.

Antonio Andrade on March 20, 2011

Fantastic.... Greetings from Brasil

matsljungberg on March 20, 2011

Thank you Antonioe de Andrade for your kind comments. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

igor. on January 21, 2013


matsljungberg on January 22, 2013

Thank you Igor for your like. You like sea birds :-). Greetings, Mats.

Hamish Rennie on June 19, 2013

what a great shot- i like the other gulls looking on Were you down there for research or on holiday?

Regards Hamish

matsljungberg on June 19, 2013

Thank you Hamish for your very kind comments. It was a very nice holiday trip :-). Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

WyRü on February 8, 2014

Excellent moment!1L!

matsljungberg on February 13, 2014

Thank you WyRü for your kind comments and like. Greetings from Sweden, Mats.

GeoMar on May 4, 2014

Superbe !

matsljungberg on May 5, 2014


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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 31, 2010
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    by matsljungberg
    • Camera: Canon EOS 7D
    • Exposure: 0.002s
    • Focal Length: 130.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/8.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash