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.
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?! :-)
Earlier this weekend our one lone remaining spoonbill was out in the marsh going about his business in the usual manner.
Although we have only seen the one in about three weeks now, this spoonie seems quite content with the area. He pals around with the wood storks, gets plenty to eat, and does not seem to miss any of his pink friends.
At one point I was watching him chasing down fish until it got to be late and the sun started to go down. As the setting sunlight cast a golden glow on the water, I took this silhouette photo of our pink visitor with the distinctive spatula shaped bill.