I previously worked as a news and sports photographer. Recently I have been enjoying wildlife photography. My approach toward bird photos is similar to sports photography. I attempt to capture mostly action and hopefully a unique perspective.
Last week I was watching this tricolored heron fishing in the marsh. Tricolors are patient and determined hunters. They will stalk an area for a long time until finally shooting out that long neck to grab a fish.
Sometimes all that work only gets the heron a tiny snack, but for them a large part of it seems to be the thrill of the hunt!
An egret flies across the marsh with a fresh caught early morning meal.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to move over to a more quiet area where you are free to eat breakfast alone. Especially if there are other birds in the area (I’m talking to you Great Blue Heron!) that may have ideas of taking your meal away from you!
Earlier this weekend just as it was getting dark, this alligator did a slow float over to check me out before heading off for the night.
As he paused right beneath my location I saw that cute grin on his face. But in reality, I knew what the little sneak was up to.
If he sits there quietly for a bit with the lower part of his mouth open under the water, it’s possible a fish might swim right in and provide an opportunity for a little late night snack before turning in.
Not that I can blame him. Who doesn’t enjoy a tasty snack before bedtime?! :-)