Tug of war. Dunlin trying to pull an earthworm out of the ground by Mateusz Piesiak (6 images)

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TUG OF WAR - A dunlin wins the battle as it uses its long beak to pull a lugworm out of the sand at the Hel Peninsula on the Baltic Coast in Poland. The images were taken by wildlife photographer Mateusz Piesiak.

The 26 year old said: “During migration thousands of shorebirds stop here to forage for worms, insects, and mussels. Lugworms are the most sought after as they contain high-energy calories.”

“The worms live deep in the sand but the long...
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