Snowy Egret Walking Through Shallow Water

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photograph of a snowy egret walking through shallow water

This Snowy Egret heads back to shore after fishing in the shallow Gulf Coast waters.  There’s some speculation those bright yellow feet may actually help the Snowy Egret catch fish off guard.

These birds were once prized for their beautiful plumage and the fashion industry hunted them to the to the brink of extinction in the late 19th century.  They’ve made a wonderful comeback and are fairly common now.

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Diving Brown Pelican

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Photograph of two brown pelicans, one of them diving, off the coast of Florida

Two Brown Pelicans patrolled the waters off the Gulf Coast of Florida.  One of them decided its next meal was waiting below.

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Pine Warbler at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary

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photograph of a Pine Warbler in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples, Florida

Pine Warblers can be hard to spot as they like to stay high up in the trees.  This one was making its way through the lower branches when I saw it in Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida early this year.

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Glimpse At The Impermanence Of A Trailer

photograph of a bolt surrounded by rust

I like the color, the texture and the irony of this photo.  The irony that the bolt, which helps hold the trailer together, required a hole to be drilled through the metal, which is ultimately causing it to fall apart.

If you click on the image you can see a larger version of it, which really highlights the texture.


Little Blue Heron

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Photograph of a Little Blue Heron at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Naples, Florida

This Little Blue Heron perches above the water, watching intently for any motion below.

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Landing Pelican

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photograph of a brown pelican landing on a beach on the Florida Gulf Coast

I tracked this Brown Pelican in my camera as it came soaring in from the Gulf Of Mexico.  As luck would have it the pelican decided to land on the beach just in front of me.  There’s no substitute for being in the right place at the right time.

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Hovering Forster’s Tern

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photograph of a Forster's Tern hovering above the Gulf Of Mexico

Forster’s Terns soar above the water hunting for their prey.  When they see a potential target they hover briefly to take a closer look.  One they’ve decided to pursue their target they dive, nearly straight down, and splash into the water to make the catch.  This one was eyeing a possible meal above the Gulf Coast of Florida.

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