April 19, 2021

This Photographer Accidentally Captures the World’s Happiest and Relaxed Bird

This photographer from Scotland didn’t realize that she took the best and most perfectly timed picture until she was looking through her photographs. Karen Munro, on Back in 2018 went on a trip to capture wildlife on a cruise around Stroma Island located on the coast of Scotland, but the weather was not very ideal and she didn’t have much faith in the pictures that she took and thought that most of her pictures will have bad lighting and won’t be as special as they turned out to be, especially the one with the bird.

To her surprise, she took the most amazing picture at the most amazing moment. You can see clearly that the bird is expressing lots of joy. This bird is a Fulmar, a type of grey and white feathered seabird, and as they travel Fulmars usually glide near boats which makes them the ideal bird to take pictures of.

While the bird was flying and shaking himself to dry off from the water, Karen took the picture and it turned out really amazing. That’s the real reason why the bird looks filled with happiness.

Karen Munro said: “On arrival home, I was going through my photos, most of which weren’t anything special as the light had been pretty poor that day. However, I did have a laugh as soon as I saw this one, as the fulmar looks like he is smiling and having fun. Fulmars will often glide alongside the boat, but this one had just lifted off the sea and was shaking itself to dry off whilst flying. It’s always great to capture something different. Over the last few days, I have had many people commenting on the ‘Happy Bird Photo’ and how it made them smile.

These other Fulmars look jealous at his euphoria!

Karen Munro