That penultimate shot is terrific. That must be what the fish see coming at them as the bird skims by overhead. Reply ↓
That penultimate shot is terrific. That must be what the fish see coming at them as the bird skims by overhead.
I know I would not want to be a fish and have that thing zipping along after me for it’s dinner.
Some pretty smart fish in those photos!
Good point! I had not thought of that but you are right, smart fish indeed!
Those guy are the sleek speedsters. No wonder the fish panic! Beautiful shots.
They really do zip along quite nicely! Can’t blame the fish for panicking!
Fantastic shots. That must be a lot of fun. How fast are they flying compared to other birds?
I guess it’s fun until one of them runs into a submerged log or gator. I’m surprised they don’t have a wreck every time they go out.
They are not quite as fast as the terns but a lot faster then any herons or egrets. They go pretty good.
Great shots. Love those orange bills.
Thanks and I’m glad they have some color on them, trying to expose for B&W birds is tough.
Wonderful images. I’ve never seen a skimmer ‘in action’. Now I know I must ! RH
Glad you liked seeing these fast guys, they are fun to watch and photograph.
See many more skimmer pics here: https://phillanoue.com/skimmer-photos/
I wasn’t on here for a while dear Phil, I visited all your posts now, they are amazing and so beautiful… you always find amazing compositions with them 🙂 Thank you, love, nia
Thank you very much for your visit and kind words Nia and I’m happy you like all the photos! 🙂
The detail in these pictures is great, Phil, especially as they fly so fast along the surface!
Thanks very much Maggie, I’m glad you liked seeing our fast flying friends!
Beautiful shots of stunning birds, Phil!
I really appreciate your kind comments Lucy and glad to know you like the skimmers!