18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow-Footed Gull with Mexican Goatfish

We were in a zodiac cruising around the Sea of Cortez taking photos of sea birds near Isla ILdefonso when we spotted some Yellow-Footed Gulls diving for fish. As we followed them one swooped down and grabbed a Mexican Goatfish and struggled to hold onto it as it flew away.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Isla ILdefonso, Mexico
Camera: NIKON D5
Copyright: © Bill Klipp