The seagull showed off some spectacular acrobatics… by flying upside down to steal a shrimp dinner right from the mouth of an egret.
The unassuming egret had spent more than half an hour patiently fishing before finally landing the fish.
But within seconds a cheeky gull swooped upside down and snatched the tasty treat right from its mouth before spinning up right and flying off for a dinner of its own.
Keen photographer Andy Long, 55, captured the extraordinary scene while taking pictures of the wildlife in Fort Desoto Park in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Andy, from Denver, Colorado, said: ‘It all happened with about one or two seconds … I’ve never seen anything like it before especially in such quick motion.
‘It flipped upside down and grabbed the shrimp right out of the egrets beak. The momentum of tucking its head downward seemed to swing it back upright in such fluid motion.