As a challenge to myself, on each trip to Green Turtle Cay, I choose a different subject to photograph. In the past, I’ve focused on flowers, beaches, sunrises and sunsets. During our latest visit, I chose seagulls.
Compared with the fat, dirty-grey seagulls we see on the west coast, the gulls in Green Turtle Cay, with their bright white bodies and jet-black heads and tails, are the prettiest I’ve ever seen.
Photographing birds presented a special challenge, since our dog, Wrigley, loves to chase them. I’d bring a bag of stale bread to the dock, toss bits of it at my feet and into the water, and race to get in a few good shots before Wrigley interfered.
Yes, I know. I could have left him inside. But much as I enjoyed photographing the gulls, it was equally entertaining to watch Wrigley barreling down the dock, shooing the birds away and, just for spite, swiping their bread.
Here — no thanks to Wrigley — are a few of my favourite shots.