In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
This was taken from the pier in Ventura, California (the home of Patagonia). It was quite windy and the gulls were soaring around. When they were flying into the wind towards the pier they were moving quite slowly relative to the ground and it was a little easier to catch them. For me it's always hit or miss whether I catch birds in flight and get them in focus etc. This one turned out quite well and the sun on the gull make it stand out against the sky. You can almost see the wings catching the air.
There are a few more gull photos in the album but this was my favorite.