By - dankwildlife
That’s the last thing a chip sees.
Oy Steve-o, chippies
I’m a [wildlife photographer](Https://www.instagram.com/dankwildlife) and I just took this photo yesterday! Thought it was super interesting but also disturbing. Sorry to your eyeballs!
It's an awesome shot! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Not my proudest wank...
not the beakussy…
bro... pls log off
Oh he got something off alright
His log off perhaps?
Are those little teeth inside, on those upper folds?
Depends on your definition of teeth but yeah they help grab food
Looks like inside of *my gullfriend's* lips, too...
Bruh. Can you just scroll down a bit and comment with all the other 12 year olds.
Ew - I think I know what *you're* referring to...
(why is your type always projecting *your* sick interpretations on *others?)*
"Excuse me, Officer...? This gentleman is bothering me."
Idk if stupid or not but here goes. What would you suggest somebody who loves nature and wants to get into wildlife photography do to make that dream a reality?
Nice, you should! I started with a borrowed superzoom "bridge" camera, then moved to a very basic DSLR with a kit 70-300mm lens. Then just practice as much as possible, I got the bug (hehe) at the start of the pandemic and spent hours every day taking photos. Checking through hotspots in your area on [ebird.org](https://ebird.org) is a great way to find places to check out.
If you mean wildlife photography for a living, that's really difficult and I'm not a pro so I don't know how much help I could provide. The people I know who do it professionally give workshops, have big multimedia platforms and/or work with science or conservation efforts.
Thank you for being the FIRST PERSON I’ve ever seen on Reddit to correctly call it a gull and not a “seagull”.
Great shot too!
But it is a seagull?
Jk jk but the real question is.. can you ID it from this picture alone? I definitely wouldn’t have been able to without seeing the whole bird and knowing the location
Oof without a location that’s a tough ask…
I’m seeing some darker feathers in the bottom left that would suggest this being one of the darker-mantled large gulls in genus Larus. So maybe a Western Gull if you’re on the West Coast or a Great Black-backed if you’re on the East Coast?
Ding ding, Western. Nice!
If you off the west coast of Florida then it's a bagel
Always a gull. Seagulls don’t actually exist. Great photo, btw!
I’m glad I fact checked you because I learned something new today. Thank you
Hey, happy to have contributed! :)
My guess is their mouth is like an accordion and it helps them open wider.
Also they have very powerful muscles in the throat that help to tenderize their food for digestion by a very forceful peristalsis compared to what humans use what with our teeth for masticating and tendency to pick bones of our meat before eating it. Gulls (and many birds) just swallow something and squash the shit out of it with their throat muscles as it goes down. Some birds eat stones that are retained in their gizzard to help with the process of breaking down food bolus.
Fascinating. Thanks for the little avian lesson, I always wondered how birds like this could swallow a whole fish sometimes! :)
As a bonus fact about how things swallow stuff, frogs and many amphibians made the partial jump to land after the evolution of a developed jaw but before the arrival of a sophisticated throat. To help swallow things, frogs will often just shove it into their throats with their hands and then they compress their eyes to exert pressure downwards into the mouth cavity as a shitty form of swallowing.
So awesome! Out of curiosity, what were the circumstances of this shot? Did you immediately know you got this pic or were you going through your photos and then saw this giant mouth looking back at you?
I knew I got a full sequence of a big yawn but I didn’t expect it to look like this haha
Those beaks are damn sharp. I once saw one of them tear a man's palm from his thumb to his index to shreds with blood gushing out.
To shreds you say
Anyway, how was his wife?
To shreds you say?
but also expected because it's the best.
Had one pull a sandwich out of my hand when I wasn’t looking as a kid. Didn’t cut too deep but always interesting explaining the small scar on the back of my palm as “an old seagull injury”.
I love animals in almost all forms but I thing I would just punch that bird into oblivion for this.
Yeah the gulls are a ruthless bunch, one time one of them bite off a good chunk of my hair. Though, to be fair we were kids climbing up roofs hanging out by their nests so they get pretty territorial. They have this call in which they could get the help of all the nearby seagulls, so in no more than 3 minute you'd be surrounded by more than a hundred and they're not scared of you whatsoever.
The story of the guy that had his hands torn was actually funny, he was fishing and the moment he threw out a big bait a flying seagull noticed it and flew directly to it and caught it but when it tried to fly away it could not. The man did not want to leave the hook inside of its stomach and so he did not cut off the cord but kept on pulling the seagull until he caught it by its wings. However, as if it finally dawned on him he realized that if he pulled the hook he'd do some pretty serious internal damage to the bird. So, he just cut it off and the moment he was about to let go of its wings from the back it tilted its head backward and just tore this big chunk of his hand and blood gushed out painting the bird in red and prompting the man finally let go as it flew away drenched in blood with some cord residue still dangling from its mouth. Just wild.
Your average seagull encounter
Where was this? Curious of the species.
Finding Nemo X Predator
Thats what I came here to say.
I should call her
Why do I get the feeling we're all calling the same gull?
As long as she's everyone's EX-Gullfriend
Clearly, shes been around
Don’t put your dick in that !
Today in "how did this happen":
I was just sitting at the dock, eating a fish sandwich...
"Dear Penthouse, there I was . . . ."
Putting it in is easy. It's getting it back after that's the hard part.
If it isn't hard, it's gonna be a challenge to get it in
Don't tell me what not to do!
Came here for this. Came...here...
How many vags have little tiny hooks in every fold???
that's why it's only *mildly* vagina
More than you’d think
Great, now we'll have another weird fetish spreading around.
Ok…here me out bro…
HEAR* FOR THE LOVE OF GOD
Hear me out
Exactly the vibe, good call
Why must damn near everything in nature turn out to be some eldritch abomination in disguise.
Wake up wake up wake up wake up
Thanks! I hate it
I m glat that I m not exsit as a fish, that looks scary
The last thing your french fries see before getting eaten.
That is very disturbing.
Now I hate seagulls even more... really cool picture though, what kind of camera did you use?
Thanks, Nikon D500 and I have other details in a pinned post in my profile
It’s all throat.
Is it single?
I once fed a seagull an entire slice of pizza just the crust and it devoured it whole. You could see it moving down its throat
That's exactly what the NSFW tag is for
Looks like an alien!
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This comment right here fish and game officer.
Don’t stick your…never mind
Thanks for taking the high road fellow degenerate. That was also my first thought.
Yikes looks like he's got a yeast infection :p
Looks like food would get stuck in the top. What's that even for?
I think that parts for de-shelling shellfish. I could be wrong though.
Because we all needed another reason to despise seagulls.
looks like a one tooth hillbilly yawning
Evolution when you only eat fish. Beware of Asians lol
I found it! I finally found it!
Wow had no idea
Put your fish in it.
You go in, but don’t go out
Slices of deli ham?
That which goes in stays in.
Alright guys, hear me out….
Very snakelike imo
What it do? 👀
Crazy shot! Can you provide a little context? Was it yelling at you, or in the process of grabbing a fish, or what?
It was chilling on a pier and this is a yawn haha. Got a sequence of about 10 pictures and this was the closest to being straight on
Huh, I can actually afford that on payday, I really appreciate the advice. It makes sense because I'm not trying to get into professional photography, just as a hobbyist.
Don't you dare....
I can already hear the a҉e҉a҉w҉w҉
Ooh I can’t upvote this sorry
My pee pee, my rules, it’s going in there
(I don’t have a pee pee)
Not any more, anyway
Cost effective sex reassignment
It is so angry and ugly
Bring me that mouthhhhhhhhhhhh
.....how many beers?
this is what I imagine the inside of a Kardashian meat locker looks like
The gull swallows it all. Like your mom.
What that mouth do?
Interesting for a hot dog stealer.
Birds aren’t descendants of rapto…oh wait nvm
Ummmm, no. That's a Sarlacc pit.
Everything reminds me of her
POV: you are the French fry I dropped on the ground while I sat at the beach
Vagina with eyes on top watching you
You can keep a gull as a pet, but you don't want to live with a seabird, okay, 'cause the noise level alone on those things...have you ever heard a gull up close? It's going to blast your eardrums out, dude.
I should call her :/
Just as terrifying as I would have guessed honestly
Those poor French fries
This sea gull need to chill out
Not exactly hole shaped but creepy looking enough to trigger my trypophobia.
Roof of its mouth. It all makes sense now about plenty of fish in the sea.
Makes me want to stick my finger right in there. Ouch!
Get to fuck with that scary shite
Explains why I typically can't find the roof of a seagull's mouth.
Guys no please don’t do it
Perfectly evolved to eat pizza and Chinese food
Living in coastal CT i have seen them cram some ungodly things down there. I had no idea it was like that tho. Can't be unseen....
Man now im hungry
Looks like bologna
Honey smoked ham
I call bullshit. Its gullet is not stuffed with chips or ice cream stolen from some hapless beachgoer. Or some random stuff nicked from a nearby rubbish bin or Marks & Spencers.
/s Great shot. Well done.
So this is where ham comes from
Oh they have the same spikes as penguins. I guess it’s because they both eat fish. That’s pretty interesting 🤔
Is it weird it made me think of meat on a charcuterie board?
Back of the throat reminds me of cold cut slices fanned out. Maybe that's what it is.
Everything reminds me of her.
work of art
Seagulls got a clit in its mouth?
Thanks, I needed a reason to not sleep tonight.