|Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms)
|Date Taken: 2010-01-17|
|Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, 18-55 Canon IS|
|Exposure: f/10.0, 1/800 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2010-01-22 0:31|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
Siberian Gulls at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna in Allahabad.
Gulls are small to large seabirds some of which also live at inland water bodies. Most of the gulls are grey, black and white, marked with shades of brown. Their strong wings help them fly long distances.
During the course of Siberian winter, the gulls travel thousands of miles to India in October and return home in March. You can have a breathtaking view of hundreds of Black Headed Gull (Larus ridibundus ridibundus) hover over Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna rivers, in Allahabad, India. During the months of January and February, Sangam witnesses a month-long holy fair Magh-Mela where millions of pilgrims arrive to take a holy dip. Sangam, thereby, not only remains a confluence of the two holy rivers, but also of our foreign travelers (Gulls). According to some of the boatmen in this area, the birds become greyish during their stay here.
You can see the Fair in the background.
More pictures of gulls to follow in my next upload.
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