Seagulls follow the trawler: Birds flock to a fishing boat leaving Petriti, Corfu.
I was sailing in the Northern Ionian, and we had tied up overnight at the entrance to the harbour of Petriti, Corfu. I was woken by the sound of small fishing boats setting off from the harbour, accompanied by noisy gulls. Grabbing my camera, I went on deck and was rewarded with the sight of a misty, calm sea, lit by a golden sun just above the horizon. A fishing boat passed by, mobbed by a huge flock of gulls, and I was able to take several pictures as the boat and its entourage disappeared into the mist. I used a shutter speed of 1/160 to freeze most of the gulls’ movement, with f4.0 and ISO 125.