Monday, April 10, 2017

An anhinga breaking water


17 comments:

William Kendall said...

Wonderful timing for this shot!

Lois said...

A very cool shot there Lowell! I love watching them.

magiceye said...

This is an excellent photograph!

Petrea Burchard said...

Nessie the water snake!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Fotografia fantástica.
Um abraço e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
Livros-Autografados

Marleen said...

I googled the name as I had never heard of it, and learned that there are many similarities with a cormorant. Thanks for posting, Lowell!

Shammickite said...

I did not know what an anhinga is, so this is what Wikipedia has to say : The anhinga (/ænˈhɪŋɡə/; Anhinga anhinga), sometimes called snakebird, darter, American darter, or water turkey, is a water bird of the warmer parts of the Americas. The word anhinga comes from the Brazilian Tupi language and means devil bird or snake bird. When swimming the origin of the name snakebird is apparent: only the colored neck appears above water so the bird looks like a snake ready to strike. They do not have external nares (nostrils) and breathe solely through their epiglottis.

Karl Demetz said...

Cool shot, Lowell !

Sharon Anck said...

Are you sure that's not a cousin of the Loch Ness monster?

Sharon Anck said...

I just saw your comment on my site. Those cowboy steak places have been closed. There is not much left out that way of those old rustic places.

Halcyon said...

Just beautiful! Who needs telly with nature like this?

Linda said...

Beautiful photo, Lowell!!!

RedPat said...

Streamlined!

Catalyst said...

Lawdy, your photographs can make even Florida look good!

bill burke said...

A wonderful image Lowell. Never heard of that kind of bird. It says that it resembles a snake when it swims. I guess he has the power to scare other birds and people away. :)

Kay said...

Never seen one of these -- they're not in these parts -- though its profile looks a little like a cormorant...not that I'm much of a birder.

LOLfromPasa said...

A super photograph and so worthy of framing.

"Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again." — Henri Cartier-Bresson