Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'

Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’

This year was not a good one for ‘fish flppin’.  The best spot was taken over by the Great Egrets and strangely the Anhinga gave up without a fight. Nesting season is usually a 2 – 3 month battle between the species.

I did catch this female in a salt marsh. She was having a hard time getting the fish positioned correctly to eat. Always head first, no danger from the gills.

Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'
Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’
Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'
Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’

She kept flipping and repositioning, but the fish wouldn’t cooperate.

Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'
Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’
Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'
Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’

There is no perfect spot to be to catch this action, but light and shadow play a huge part. Contrast on the water has ruined many sequences like this.

Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'
Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’
Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'
Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’
Anhinga Fish 'Flippin'
Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’

Ultimately the Anhinga wins. Well, most of the time. I have seen a few drops.

 

4 thoughts on “Anhinga Fish ‘Flippin’”

    1. Thanks. Glare and bad light was a problem for the whole sequence. There were other open mouth ‘flips’ but the images were bad.

      As I mentioned in the article, there is another site that had many Anhinga fishing like this. This year it was without breeding Anhinga, or at least ones that you could see.

      Thanks again.

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