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Swooping seagulls DP174875

Swooping seagulls DP174875


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Filename: DP174875.jpg

Size: 5792 x 8688 (4.6MB)

Date: 25th May 2022

Source: Historic England

Credit: © Historic England Archive. Alu

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Urgency (1-8) 5=normal: 5

Source: Historic England Archive

Owner URL: https://images.historicenglandservices.org.uk/

Job Title: Staff Photographer

© Historic England Archive

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Swooping seagulls DP174875

Manchester Square, Blackpool, Lancashire. A group of tourists being harassed by swooping seagulls

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Media ID 25219468

© Historic England Archive

Holiday People Seaside Gulls Nuisance Pest Scavenger


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print titled "Swooping seagulls DP174875" captures a moment of both amusement and annoyance in Manchester Square, Blackpool, Lancashire. As the sun glistens on the tranquil seaside backdrop, a group of tourists find themselves caught in an unexpected encounter with mischievous seagulls. The image perfectly encapsulates the essence of a holiday by the sea - carefree laughter mixed with occasional inconveniences. The scene unfolds as these majestic birds swoop down from above, their wings outstretched like guardian angels turned pranksters. With beady eyes fixed on their unsuspecting prey, they playfully harass the visitors who are left bewildered and amused by this impromptu interaction. These scavengers have mastered the art of pestering while maintaining an air of elegance against the picturesque coastal landscape. Although these seagulls may be seen as nuisances to some, their presence adds character to this vibrant seaside town. They remind us that nature's inhabitants are not always confined to forests or fields but can also thrive amidst bustling human activity. Alun Bull's skillful lens has captured this fleeting moment forever etched in time; it serves as a reminder that even during our most cherished moments, unexpected interruptions can bring joy and laughter into our lives. In this photograph from Historic England's collection, we witness how ordinary people become part of extraordinary stories when they venture out for memorable holidays along Britain's beautiful coastline.

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