Caught in the act

PhotographerJeroen Stel
Prize1st Place in Nature / Wildlife
City/CountryHarmelen, Netherlands
Photo Date20-06-2015
Technical Info1/2500 sec / F4.5 ISO 800
Entry Description

On the Farne Islands i was watching Black-backed Gulls trying to steal Sand-eals from Puffins when i spotted a Puffin flying in to it's nest and a Black-backed Gull chased it and caught it in mid-air.

About Photographer

Jeroen Stel (1974) is a wildlife photographer based in The Netherlands. Best known for his work documenting the family life of Kingfishers and for his efforts to show the hidden world of macro subjects. He has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops all over the World. His photographs have been published in books, magazines and newspapers all over the globe and is a regular contributor to the magazines of the Bird Protection Societies of both The Netherlands and the UK.