Adult yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California. Here the gull has a clam found on exposed tidal flats of an extremely low tide. The gull will drop the clam onto rocks from above, breaking the shell and exposing the meat inside for consumption.


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Image ID: 0103853-MNO.jpg

Adult yellow-footed Gull (Larus livens) in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez), Mexico. This species is enedemic to only the Gulf of California. Here the gull has a clam found on exposed tidal flats of an extremely low tide. The gull will drop the clam onto rocks from above, breaking the shell and exposing the meat inside for consumption.
Credit to: Blue Planet Archive / Michael S. Nolan

Image dimensions: 4554x3035

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