Winners Photography Awards 2010
Brown-headed Gull’s by Baiju Patil
These Brown-headed Gulls Chroicocephalus brunnicephalus were photographed in Pangong Tso, Ladakh, where colonies breed in large reedbeds or marshes, or on islands in the high altitude lakes of central Asia. Though they will take invertebrates and fish when they can, gulls are primarily scavengers. When they migrate south, they seldom move far from coasts making the protection of these habitats vital to their survival.