Captured on camera in Whitby: When seagulls attack

Alex Newsome, 24, captured these images of a seagull attack in Whitby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
Alex Newsome, 24, captured these images of a seagull attack in Whitby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency
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A PHOTOGRAPHER has captured a seagull attack in Whitby after a bird swooped on his camera.

The images by Alex Newsome, 24, show a birds-eye view of the seagulls as they swoop down and attack the camera with spread wings and open beaks.

Alex Newsome, 24, captured these images of a seagull attack in Whitby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Alex Newsome, 24, captured these images of a seagull attack in Whitby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

The pictures were taken just days after a seagull attacked and killed a pet dog in a seaside town in Cornwall.

Amateur photographer Alex said: “I live close by to the sea and know how pesky the seagulls can be.

“There has been lots of stories about seagulls recently, so I thought I would create a series of pictures showing people how scary a walk on the sea front can be nowadays.

“I had my camera on my tripod and was holding a cone of chips and it was only seconds before they were all swooping down and hitting my camera.

Alex Newsome, 24, captured these images of a seagull attack in Whitby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

Alex Newsome, 24, captured these images of a seagull attack in Whitby. Picture: Ross Parry Agency

“I got some really cool pictures but it was quite scary when I had them all around me. One of them slapped me in my face with it’s wing.”

The Prime Minister spoke out over seagulls following an attack on an eight-year-old Yorkshire terrier, Roo, who was killed by birds in the garden of his owners home in Newquay.

Mr Cameron said a “big conversation” was needed about tackling aggressive seagulls following the spate of attacks on people and animals.