When the Ocean stared at the Sky in the eyes

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Emanuele Del Bufalo

It was a windy day; a young seagull flew repeatedly over the sea lion, closer and closer, faster and faster. Suddenly the seagull hovered in the air held up by the wind.What happened next was something extraordinary, using its wings like a glider,the young gull approached slowly to the sea lion, which at the same time raised his whole body in the same direction. My first impression was that they would try to touch or look straight into the eyes of each other. But it was only for few seconds, this declaration of love or friendship, disappeared with a decided flapping of wings.

Location: Sea lion colony, Kaikoura, New Zealand, 1 June 2012.


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