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 morning, Big Bubba climbed up out of the water in the marsh pond to find himself a relaxing spot for a pleasant nap in the sun.
When I see people rushing around, I often wonder if it’s indeed the animals who really know what they are doing out there…
That’s the way to do it!
Exactly! At least somebody around here knows what they are doing.
I have had days like that, days where you just couldn’t find the right spot, and then when you did, well that made it perfect.
You and me both Charlie! Of course at my place, if you want the most comfortable seat in the house you have to move the cat.
Thanks much for looking!
Yes I’d score one for the animals on that point. It turns out you don’t have to even get your tail out of the water to get a good nap.
Keeping the ole tail partially hanging in the water is a good plan. Even if the sun beats down on you and you start to get too hot, the cooling effect coming from the tail tip keeps you comfy.
Big bubba knows how to relax.
He sure does, and… does it effortlessly. 🙂
Mr. A’s got the right idea. Would love to be basking there next to him … though I doubt that would work out! 🙂 Plus, he wouldn’t want anyone muscling in on such a perfect spot.
Remember this post from last August?! This was the same location and as you can see it’s a very popular spot for napping. I wisely decided not to join the crowd on that day but who knows? Maybe Mr. A would have been interested in having a nap buddy yesterday. He looked kind of lonely.
And that was such a nice photo of all of them!
I also remember another one where Mr. A had hauled himself up onto this little sandbar-looking patch, and it had a few green grass/reeds which were like a little screen for him…. 🙂
That’s one of their favorite places to relax, we call it “gator island” and I have a bunch of shots of various activities taking place there.
This was one of my favorites:
Wow! That is a great example of island activity! 🙂 I couldnt’ get over how still the birds were! Mr. A certainly seems to be the primary island owner though. 🙂
I think he’s inspired me to take a nap!
It’s funny, I had exactly the same reaction. 🙂
Good old Big Bubba!
Oh well you gotta love Big Bubba! 🙂
I’m not feeling the need for a nap, but I’m glad I climbed up to your blog to do a quick scroll through some images. It’s been a busy couple of months — I’m ready for a little relaxation and enjoyment myself. I don’t think I’d nap with these guys, though!
I did see something on Friday that made me think of you — a cormorant, catching, flipping, and swallowing an eel. I just watched, but if you and your camera had been there, we would have had proof!
I decided to not invade their favorite nap spot as it seems best to let sleeping dogs, and gators, lie quietly.
I have seen cormorants catch eels. They can be quite good at it.
Wonderful photo! I left a comment there, but wanted to thank you for the link, too.
I’m glad you liked it! Those cormorants eat almost as much crazy stuff as the great blue herons. Almost.
No wonder they live so long. No stress! 🙂
Exactly! We should all have such a life!
Fat chance of that. 😀
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