Pictured: A gull steals a duckling from its mother after suddenly swooping on the family. The large-winged gull pounces on the unsuspecting birds and grabs the small duckling in its mouth.
The mother tries to protect her brood and puts up a fight but the gull eventually flees the shoreline with her baby. Amateur photographer Peter Christian captured the pictures after spotting a 'commotion' between the herring gull and the mallard ducks in Langness - a peninsula near the Isle of Man. SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS