The sad thing about being a plant scientist is that those plants rarely put on an impressive show.
Every now and then, I thus have to shift away from the plant- to the animal kingdom to get some more excitement and experience breath-taking hunting skills and the circus act that is the fight for food.
This time, we were on a boat on the Mediterranean Sea, on a trip to explore the offshore beauty of the Costa Brava, with its cliffs, holes, islands and highly diverse sea life.
The boat crew put on a nice show for us with the help of a large flock of seagulls, ready to show of their flight skills.
They caught the fish in mid-air, without any hesitation and never missed one.
You should have seen them, diving, turning, hovering, as skill full as the best. I just gazed, impressed, and flapped my useless arms. Flying might not be my skill.