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.
This anhinga flew into the marsh this morning and spent a little time flipping up a few tasty fish. After lunch was over, she quickly took off in search of the perfect tree for an afternoon nap.
They are very cool birds!
Aren’t the aerodynamics of them in flight amazing? Just perfection and your first shot shows it so clearly. And such pretty colours too. If I had an airline I would name it Royal Anhinga and steal their colours!
Besides being agile and fast flyers, they are extremely fast swimmers under water. They can streamline their bodies and zorch along like they were just fired from a spear gun.
Did you know the anhinga is one of the only birds (if not the only) who’s scientific name is the same as their common name? Anhinga, anhinga
Incredibile, che meraviglia!!
Grazie Pat! 🙂
Beautiful shots Phil! Great color, exposure and timing on all of them. The last one is my top pick. Nice work.
Hey thanks! Really great to hear you enjoyed these anhinga photos!
Incredible action sequence. Your patience, timing and skill behind the lens are fully exposed in this post Phil!
Well I greatly appreciate the very kind words Nick, thanks much!
I would guess that the middle image is the anhinga interpretation of release and catch. 🙂
Very nice flight and take off shots Phil.
Ha! Release and Catch! I love that. Great phrase! Thanks Steve.
Great action shots
Thanks very much for checking these out.
Fantastic captures, both for you and the Anhinga. I love the second one, in spite of the eye. 🙂
Thanks a bunch Sylvia, glad you liked these. Was not tooooo close of a fishie face this time anyway. 🙂
Lovely colours that we don’t always see! You caught them really well!
Thank you very much Maggie, glad to know you liked the anhinga photos!
She’s lovely. I enjoy the Anhinga’s a lot. That mid-air photo of her snack about to go down – amazing shot!
She is not only good looking, but very skilled at fishing! Glad you enjoyed seeing the anhinga in action.
Love this series, Phil! Can’t believe I’ve missed a few of you posts 😕
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