Just another trick of perspective… These guys were dozens of feet apart, and the gull – even a big one like this – is not nearly as large as the heron. (The heron’s feathers are ruffled because of a 15-20mph tail wind that was “helping” him through the lagoon.)
Yeah, the image’s been pretty heavily processed. Dark heron, white gull, gray water, whee.
September 25, 2011. Kala Point, Pete Townsend, Washington.