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 fish looks more than a little startled to suddenly find itself in this predicament…speared on the end of an anhinga’s sharp bill as it pops up out of the marsh!
That’s gotta hurt.
Not a good day for our fishy friend.
What a stunning shot… perfect action shot… 🙂
Just loved it 🙂
Well I really appreciate the kind comments, thanks much and glad you liked this photo!
Love the expression on both the bird & the fish!
Thanks very much Marilyn, I truly appreciate you looking and commenting and glad you liked the anhinga photo!
Amazing shot. All the expression is there.
Thanks. You think that neck is long enough?
Every superlative I could think has been used. Truly a great photograph!
Hey thanks a million! It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed seeing the anhinga in action!
I was thinking I’d find a bunch of sympathetic comments for the fish, but so far none! 😀
Those fish out there need a better PR firm working for them. They don’t seem to get the public support they used to get. 🙂
I’m for the poor little fishy, Gunta. 😦
I’m not surprised, Sylvia… but look at it this way- your poor little fishy had to be eating other (perhaps smaller) fishies to stay alive. It’s all a part of the life cycle. But we probably agree that being served a fish with the head and eyes intact can be a bit hard to take. 😮
The birds like their fish whole, heads, eyes, everything. But I prefer mine blackened and grilled. 🙂
Well this one does look particularly stunned and I knew this face would be tough for you to see Sylvia.
Yes, especially on my Birthday, Phil. 😦
Oh no! Sorry how that turned out Sylvia. What I’ll do is go over to the marsh for low tide this evening and see if I can come up with something a bit more festive. 🙂 If I get something good I’ll post it later tonight or tomorrow. 🙂
I’ll really appreciate that, Phil. At least it didn’t give me a sleepless night. 😀
Well I have good news and bad news.
The good news is I got some shots of a cute little green heron in the marsh yesterday evening!
The bad news is he was…you guessed it…fishing. And he was quite good at it too. I expect sad little fishie faces may be involved.
Humm… There was also a very cute young alligator out there that ended up taking a walk. 🙂
OK, I’ll see what I can do for a post later today. 🙂
Thanks, Phil. You’re so considerate……..some of the time. I’ll just have to harden my heart to those poor fishies. 🙂
OMG brilliant image.
Thanks much Edith, glad you liked this anhinga shot!
The poor little guy! What a great catch though. Or would that be a great spear…..
It would be a good spear! Looks like the anhinga has this one speared through the side. They are very good at spear fishing!
Really great shot!
Thank you for looking and commenting and glad you liked the shot.
You’ve captured some great shots of this odd but interesting bird fishing, but this made me laugh and say wow all at once 🙂
The anhinga is my favorite bird action to watch and photograph. They never fail to amaze and entertain. 🙂
It certainly seems to have character 🙂
That really is a great photo, Phil. The fish does look like he realizes it is curtains for him.
That poor fish has to know nothing about this situation is good. But so it goes in nature.
This is life as I know it…
I would expect this to be quite an unpleasant experience for anyone. Like I said… Yikes! 🙂
Great picture Mr. Lanoue! We were at the park a few weeks ago, hoping to see the Spoonbills,no luck.
Have you seen them?
Thanks, glad you liked the photo!
This has been an odd season so far not just for spoonbills but everything. Wood Storks were late, and other birds are just not showing up.
We had four spoonbills show up right on time on June 29. But…they left the next day and no spoonies have been seen since. I’m still hoping.
Good job Thea is with me this week, Phil! Terrific photo!
Glad Thea liked seeing our skilled anhinga in action! I never get tired of watching them and glad y’all enjoy the photos!
Thanks for checking it out!
Oh, that’s priceless, Phil. Fantastic! 🙂
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