Look out, landing!
Pigeon Guillemots come in for landing on an early morning at Fort Worden, Puget Sound, Washington. I always get a chuckle when I see them landing on the water. Their wings are small compared to how heavy they are, and they have to fly fast to stay airborn. They put on the brakes to slow down to land, and always end it with a big belly flop. This image was awarded 2nd place in the birds and mammals category in the "Salish Sea in Focus” photo contest sponsored by the SeaDoc Society.
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