Lady Anhinga

Lady Anhinga

I thought this would be a single photograph, the Anhinga sitting and drying her wings. She did me one better and gave me a small series of images.

Lady Anhinga
Lady Anhinga

At first it was a basic, probably nothing shot. The big feet were the most interesting thing.

Lady Anhinga
Lady Anhinga

But she turned around and stared right at me with that ‘goofy’ look they can give.

Lady Anhinga
Lady Anhinga

Suddenly something caught her eye…under the water.

Lady Anhinga
Lady Anhinga

She gave a hard look around. Nothing.

Then turned her back on me.

I moved on because she was obviously finished with me.

4 thoughts on “Lady Anhinga”

  1. Well, here is another first for me. I had to look really close at the photos, she is so different. Never seen anything like it. Her neck doesn’t seem to fit her body. So different and still beautiful though. Are you sure you do not live in some other country. Where are you finding all these birds. 🙂

    1. They are a tropical bird, not sure how much further north they will go. Females have a brown neck, males all black. Like the Cormorants up north they fish/swim under water.

      They spear fish with that sharp bill. Also have no oil like other birds so after getting wet they must climb out and dry off. In China they are called the ‘snake bird’ because of that neck.

  2. I like the moments like these ones, when the bird is doing something interesting. This lady is beautiful with a long neck that resembles a snake.

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