Playing with Your Food
The anhinga is a water bird. It fishes by swimming under the water and spearing a fish on the end of it's very sharp bill.
Of course it then has to get the fish off in order to eat it. It usually does this by flipping the fish up and catching it in mid air head first on the way down.
If you are really lucky you get to see this amazing bird action. If you are even more lucky you get a picture of it as it happens.
This anhinga fishing in the salt marsh this afternoon was a real expert as I saw it catch several fish. The bird will not go hungry today.
Oh and I did not see a single alligator today. :-(
Could it be they don't love me anymore? :-O
- Canon EOS 7D Mark II