Fluffing out with grace
Adult summer, Yellow-legged Gull (Larus michahellis) fluffing out its feathers with grace after bathing. Shaking out feathers subsequent to bathing forms part of the preening process in that it contributes to feather realignment.
Digital image ID: Micheline_Rouquet_20180525_26116
Created: May 25, 2018
Author: Micheline Rouquet
© Micheline Rouquet
Digital image size: 20.7 Mpixels (59.1 MB uncompressed) - 5568x3712 pixels (18.5x12.3 in / 47.1x31.4 cm at 300 ppi)