Incidentally, the result is way cooler than anything you could shoot on your own: a gorgeous San Francisco sunset, as seen through the eyes of a thieving sea-bird. The view's a little askew, but it's beautiful, nonetheless. You'll want to watch this one in full screen, 1080p, for the full effect.
Lest you ever doubted that seagulls are the murder birds of the beach, check out this video of a hungry gull snatching and then gulping down a live sparrow. The camera moves away at a key moment (since the cameraman was reduced to morbid giggles), but it plays like a horror movie for smaller birdies
Octopi and seagulls have an eat-or-be-eaten relationship; either one could easily be the predator or prey in the right situation. It's common enough to see gulls snatching sea critters out of the ocean, but these photos capture something a bit different: an octopus pulling a seagull beneath the water and into its…