Horror Stories from the Sea Coast

in WORLD OF XPILARlast month

What would you say about seagulls?


They are present in every horror book about sea stories. Not just in the movies.
Somehow the horror genre can't do without them.


But are they really that scary?

Yes, they are.


The last time I had a contact with such a bird, I even felt sorry for it. We were sitting on the terrace of a seafood restaurant, right on the harbor of a famous resort town on the Black Sea coast. A seagull was jumping on the tables and constantly trying to get closer to us, our table and our food. No matter how much we chased it, it kept trying. And I felt sorry for it. It looked like a hungry stray dog.
Constantly hungry street dog, actually.


But then I saw its gaze, that icy, unperturbed, unblinking gaze that made me shiver, and I stopped feeling sorry for this bird that, instead of going fishing at sea, was trying to steal from us, from our dishes and hands.


The photos I'm showing you here are of a still young seagull that I photographed in another resort town on the Black Sea coast.
It looks pretty innocent, doesn't it? A little, innocent baby, right?

Which hides within itself the nature of a monster.

Pictures were taken with Canon EOS 700D

Thank you for your time! Copyright:@soulsdetour
steem.jpgSoul's Detour is a project started by me years ago when I had a blog about historical and not so popular tourist destinations in Eastern Belgium, West Germany and Luxembourg. Nowadays, this blog no longer exists, but I'm still here - passionate about architecture, art and mysteries and eager to share my discoveries and point of view with you.

What you saw in its eyes, perhaps, was the emotionless, unrelenting quest for survival. That is scary, if that's all we have. ... Cool photos.

Yes, that's right, but everyone decides and chooses how to survive. Some go fishing. Others walk around the garbage containers. Third - on the tables in restaurants, trying to steal. And this theory can actually be applied to humans as well. 🙂
Thank you! 😊