Kunming, China, taken on December 23, 2016
Seagulls aren’t exactly a rare sight and contrarily, they are quite commonly seen in many places. However, seagulls in Kunming during the winter is a completely different sight. At the Green Lake, thousands of migrant red-beaked seagulls arrive for the winter, taking advantage of the warmth of Kunming. I had never seen so many seagulls in one place all at once, but here is one that I managed to get quite close to. Hi there!
A leisurely walk in the Warden Woods ultimately led to an off-leash dog park, where two dogs were merrily playing with each other.
I absolutely love photographing bees, and the contrast between this one and the purple flowers is just incredible. Not as close and sharp as I had liked it to be – that’s a job for a better lens – but I liked the way this one turned out. Click on the image for a better, full-sized view.
We start off the month of December with some good ol’ pigeons chilling in Place Pey Berland in downtown Bordeaux. It was a cold day, but one with sun and clear skies, making it a quite pleasant day to be outside if you dressed warm enough. Just an observation though: pigeons in Bordeaux have gotten much bigger (I like to use the word “enriched” to be euphemistic) within the past two years. They’re almost comparable to the ones in Paris…has the pigeon food supply in Bordeaux somehow increased?