Taken February 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM (CST) 300mm f/6.3 ISO 400 exp. 1/3200
Ring-billed Gull, Larus delawarensis, descends to Mississippi River with a flourish of its wings. Rushing water below the dame provided open water for fishing in winter. While seagulls are very common, this gull's posture reminded me of an elegant ballet move.