Last week I saw a seagull eating a banana peel and wondered how I could work that sighting into a blog post.
But writing that humans aren’t the only animals eating things they shouldn’t be eating wouldn’t have been that revelatory.
Then I viewed a slide show on The New York Times website about Inuit hunters in Greenland and realized I had come across the polar opposite of the seagull that had completely adapted to its surroundings.
The Inuit hunters are continuing a tradition that spans thousands of years, while it's a pretty safe bet that our seagull's great grandparents weren't eating Dole or Chiquita products.
In addition, the presentation's first photo (left) is miraculous and offers such a contrast to the suburban concrete parking lot where our banana peel-eating seagull was enjoying his lunch.
Click here to view the entire “The Hunters of Greenland” slide show.