Black-Headed Gull, England

Photograph by Christopher Hoyle, Your Shot

I was taking pictures of the scenery near Lake Windermere in the U.K. This black-headed gull was flying straight at me. It was oblivious to the camera for a while but then put the brakes on and flared its wings before it hit me in the lens. That intense look must be the last thing many small creatures see.

(This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot.)