Seagull catches leaping fish by Igor Shilokhvost (10 images)

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These spectacular photographs show a smug seagull playfully catching fish as they leap out of the water.

Although the Lesser black-backed gull usually catches fish by diving into the pond, he seems to enjoy the thrill of plucking his prey from the air. 

The crafty bird lands on the surface of the water and waits for the unsuspecting rainbow trout to jump up in pursuit of insects. 

As soon as a fish leaps, the gull propels himself forward and snaps it up in his sharp beak.
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