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    Kelp Gulls Feeding on Bait

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Ken Howard was in South Africa to photograph great white sharks when he captured this image of gulls in the fishing town of Gansbaii. The kelp gull is a common resident on the coasts and islands through much of the southern hemisphere. Read below to see how Howard achieved this interesting visual effect.
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    I was at Gansbaai (near Cape Town) in South Africa a few years ago to photograph great white sharks from a boat. I was using a “pole cam”—a camera in a waterproof housing attached to a long pole, which is lowered into the water and fired by pulling a line attached to the trigger release on the housing.
    We had finished photography for the day, so the crew threw overboard what was left of the bait we’d been using to attract the sharks. We then noticed a commotion on the water’s surface, caused by kelp gulls (Larus dominicanus) arriving to feed on the discarded bait.
    I lowered the pole cam back to surface level and pulled the line, shooting with a wide-angle (17mm) lens and placing the camera housing’s dome port very close to the gulls. The interesting angle of this image was the result.
    Photo: Ken Howard
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