Food for thought

I was admiring how well two species of birds were cooperating to get a decent feed in a new BBC video. While shoals of herring fed on plankton, Murres (a type of guillemot) dove into the ocean and pick the fish off from below. This forced the fish closer to the surface, where seagulls were able to tuck in. Although it's unlikely this cooperation was deliberate, it was still impressive to watch. The BBC crew had expected this kind of behaviour from the birds, but were not prepared for what happened next. A humpback whale popped out of nowhere and snatched the whole lot of fish for itself. This opportunistic feeding frenzy has never been caught on camera before and is part of a soon-to-be-on-telly wildlife series - Nature's Great Events: The Great Feast.