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.
Yesterday afternoon this anhinga was fishing in the marsh pond and I saw him catch a few fish…including this one that didn’t go down very easy at first.
After a strenuous fishing trip, the boy decided that a nice stretch and dry off with the sun on his back would be the perfect way to relax.
Now that’s a mouthful, great capture👍👍
Thanks much, glad you liked these anhinga pics!
Yikes! He almost looks like he’s gagging. What a photograph! I’m glad it went down though eventually. I love him stretching out and drying himself, lovely!
He was kind of gagging at first since I think the fish went in a bit sideways.
He looks like a wet cat drying off! 🙂
He does! So true!
Their feathers especially up close look a lot like cat fur.
The wet cat image is a perfect way to describe him. I remember seeing one drying off for the first time down in Florida. It cracked me up, it looked like he was drying out the armpits, but I didn’t know for sure until later. 🙂
It funny how much those wet feathers can end up looking like cat fur. 🙂
That third is a classic anhinga pose. But the second is just so cool….seeing that surprisingly huge gullet all ready for the fish to go sliding down and giving new meaning to Big Gulp. 😀
That fish stuck in his throat for a while too. They tend to get very excited and really try to do the Big Gulp fast so sometimes that gets the bird in trouble if the fish is out of position during swallow mode.
Great series of photos. It’s amazing what these birds can swallow whole!!
This guy was knocking back the smaller fish like popcorn, but had a bit of a struggle with this fish when it didn’t go down right.
great picture, wow its amazing the pics you take, exactly at the right moment!
Thanks very much for checking these out I appreciate it!
Indeed! Einige können den Mund einfach nicht voll genug bekommen… 🙂
Dieser Vogel hat einen großen Mund. 🙂
That’s great action again. Hopefully that’s not how I look when I eat.
I probably would not want to see video of me eating pizza yesterday. I was particularly hungry so it likely wasn’t pretty.
Great, great shot! A mouthful indeed…
Thanks a bunch!
Thank you for looking and I’m glad you liked seeing the anhinga.
Fun shots 🙂 Thank you for sharing, Phil 🙂
What a scruffbag! (A very clever one though!)
Nice shots! I’m surprised they don’t gag themselves while scarfing down their feast!
Amazing pics, Phil. I don’t eat my sushi like that at all. 😀
Can you imagine being that fish, He certainly wasn’t having a good day..
If I was a fish I would rather end up inside an Anhinga’s tummy then gutted and cut up.
Looks like the fish is going down the wrong way.
I’m sorry I’m still fascinated about what the fish would be seeing while he’s sliding down the Anhinga’s throat.
I hope he dislodged the fish so he could get it down properly.
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