Sea Gulls Party – An Autumnal Crab-Fest on the Dunes

Last week, I came across the after spoils of an apparent Autumnal Crab-Fest on one of New Jersey’s pristine barrier islands. All was warm and tranquil this mid-day,  the gulls  recuperating  elsewhere,  but the colors of the scrub brush foretell the advancing season,  assuring that the chill of winter lies ahead.

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8 Responses to Sea Gulls Party – An Autumnal Crab-Fest on the Dunes

  1. I particularly like the perspective and clarity of the shells in the top and bottom photos.


  2. Rich Poplaski says:

    …and the moral of the story is – don’t be crabby or you’ll get what you deserve!



  3. mvschulze says:

    Thanks, R. I think the gulls are jealous of the seasonal chowder-fests we all enjoy, so they “pick” on the crabs! 🙂


  4. Maggie Beck says:

    The contrast between the sand the impossibly blue sky is remarkable. Lovely!


    • mvschulze says:

      Thanks, Maggie. In that particular capture, I had the camera on (or very close to) the sand, and the dune was slopping up, giving a deeper blue to the very beautiful skies that day. As per your lead, I was trying not to be disruptive to the not only the scene, but the dune as well. M


  5. Sartenada says:

    Wow. The second photo from the top is my favorite.


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