Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Morning at Durrat Al Aroos

A peaceful early morning shot at the marina at Durrat al Aroos, north of Jeddah.  As we sat in the boat preparing to go out to sea, I kept hearing splashing in the water near me.  I looked over and saw large areas of the otherwise calm water fluttering.  It turns out that it was hundreds of little sardines that were trying to escape the jaws of larger fish below them hunting for their breakfast.  Above the water, dozens of seagulls waited for the sardines splashing on the water's surface.  They dove down and successfully caught their snacks.  It was quite fascinating.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Quite serene. The gulls must be used to that.