Mixed Bag: BIFs, Submarines, Waders, & Perchers (5/19/15)

Started May 19, 2015 | Discussions thread
OP zackiedawg Forum Pro • Posts: 29,950
D Cox, another underwater shot...

D Cox wrote:

The shot of the Anhinga is very interesting. I've never seen a clear photo of one in the water before -- you usually see just the head and neck.

Thanks.  I pretty much thought the same thing - I so rarely get to actually see the bird doing the underwater swimming because the swamp waters are generally very murky and colored.  This was a rare patch of pretty clear water - so he really stood out and I had to get a few snaps.  What was cool if you look at the photo is you can see how he 'steers' - he was looking to his left with his head craned that way, and turned his tail hard-over to the left to rudder himself in that direction while the feet just paddle furiously.

Aside from the fully underwater shot, here's another with the more typical head-up pose, but you can still see the rest of the body under the surface:

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