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Seagulls hunting season gives Kien river gorgeous look

14:28 | 07/03/2020

Thousands of seagulls flock o the estuary of Kien River, Rach Gia city, Kien Giang province between February and March each year to prey on fish, painting the area a stunning, worth-embracing look.

As described by locals, water level in Kien rivers rises high during this time of the year, fresh water fish therefore travel their ways to the estuary. Once meet seawater, they stay afloat on the surface. It’s the time flocks of seagulls fly around searching for fish from dawn to dusk.

Eventhough Kien Giang province boats various species of seabirds, the seagulls hunting scence acttracts photographers the most. Seagulls hunting season only happens once each year and lasts for one month, plus it’s challeging for photograpers to capture the exact moment seagulls preying on fish. Therefore Rach Gia city is a big draw to hundreds of local and foreign photo enthusiasts, including those traveling hundreds of kilometers to go hunts for the most gorgeous moment.

By May, June, as river water level have comes down, fish stay in rivers, the seagulls migrage elsewhere to return in the coming season.

seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
Flocks of seagulls paints the sky white (Photo: Thoi Dai)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
Seagulls land on water to "do the business" (Photo: Thoi Dai)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
Groups of seagulls flocking to the Kien river create a stunning scenery at sea (Photo: PANO)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
Many photographers keen on taking photo of seagulls' hunting fish (Photo: PANO)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
When driving into the water, seagulls use their beaks to catch preys (Photo: PANO)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
A fish was caught (Photo: PANO)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
Two seagulls look all excited with their "lunch" (Photo: PANO)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
The seagulls give the river a lively atmosphere (Photo: PANO)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look
They prey on fish from dawn to dusk (Photo: PANO)
seagulls hunting season gives kien river gorgeous look

PANO/ Vinh Long Online