Bee-Eater Chasing a Bee
Bee-Eater Bee Chasing - A bee-eater in flight in search of a bee, wasp or hornet that it will catch in mid-flight. Ntudu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania, Aftica.
Catch on a Hippo
Catch on a Hippo - A grey heron catches a fish while standing on the back of a hippopotomus. Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Arusha Region, Tanzania, Africa.
We were eating brunch by a pond after a morning game drive when I watched a grey heron fly over us and land on the back of a hippo in the pond. I jumped up, grabbed my camera and ran to the pond's edge to photograph this unusual sight. Then the heron jabbed down into the water and came up with a fish. What a surprise to me and the fish.
Lilac Breasted Roller Wings Spread
Beautiful Lilac Breasted Roller bird in flight with wings spread. Ndutu, Tanzania, Africa.
The lilac breasted roller bird is a difficult bird to photograph in flight. It flies quickly and erratically. While standing in the safari vehicle we drove and scanned for the bright, beautiful blue colors of the roller bird. Trying not to disturb the bird we would drive to as close as we dared. Then we waited for the bird to fly. I was rewarded with this flight shot.
Lilac Breasted Roller In Flight Wings Down
Beautiful Lilac Breasted Roller bird in flight with wings down. Ndutu, Tanzania, Africa.
The lilac breasted roller bird is a difficult bird to photograph in flight. It flies quickly and erratically. While standing in the safari vehicle we drove and scanned for the bright, beautiful blue colors of the roller bird. Trying not to disturb the bird we would drive to as close as we dared. Then we waited for the bird to fly. I was rewarded with this flight shot. Wings down is my favorite position.
Whoopers On Wings
Whoopers On Wings - Two whooping swans fly in synchronized wing formation against the Icelandic tundra. Iceland.
Red-Tailed Hawk After The Snowfall
Red-Tailed Hawk After The Snowfall - A red-tailed hawk sits on a branch in a tree covered in snow from an over night snowfall watching for prey.
Red-Tailed Hawk After The Snowfall Video
Mexican Eagle Proud
Mexican Eagle Proud - A crested caracara, also known as the Mexican Eagle, stands tall and proud as Mexico's National Bird.
Caracara's Fight For Top Spot
Fight For The Top Spot - Two Crested Caracara's, also known as Mexican Eagles, fight for the top spot on a perch.
Caracara On Edge
Caracara on Edge - A crested caracara, also known as the Mexican Eagle, scans for prey and is ready to pounce.
Shake, Rattle and Roll
A female cardinal shakes water from its feathers after bathing in pond with reflection.
It Was Huge
A female cardinal describes her bathing experience - huge
A female cardinal perches on a log in a robust stance position with her crest at its peak.
Blast From the Bath
A female cardinal launches from her bath creating a water splash
A female cardinale and its reflection enjoy a cool bath in a pond.
Diving for Dinner
The osprey are the only raptor that will dive underwater to catch fish. They will dive from as high as 100 feet and plunge talons first into the water at speeds of 50 mph to grab a fish. Often they will go as much as 3 feet deep to hook a fish with their talons.
Diving for Dinner Creative
Stack of Cranes
Stack of Cranes - Four sandhill cranes appear to be flying in a stack. Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge, Monte Vista, Colorado.
Male Snowy Owl in flight, Drumheller (near Calgary), Alberta, Canada
Wigeon Water Wings
Wigeon Water Wings - An American wigeon duck and its reflection with wings out stretched make a splash down landing on water.
Sandhill Cranes Roosting Wake Up
Sandhill Cranes Roosting Wake Up - After roosting for the night, safe from predators, a flock of sandhill cranes wake up, stretch their wings and will soon fly off to the corn fields. Bosque del Apache, New Mexico.
Sandhill Cranes Jump a Ditch
Shortcut to the Corn - a flock of sandhill cranes spread their wings one by one to jump a ditch to reach an adjacent corn field from the roosting pond. This is unusual behavior since they will usually fly to the nearby corn fields. But why not walk (jump) to a nearby field, if close enough.
Sandhill Crane Foraging Reflection
Sandhill Crane Forging Reflection - A sandhill crane forages in the roosting pond reflected by the early morning pink light. Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico.