Join Cornell Lab of Ornithology photographer Gerrit Vyn as he searches the high slopes of Washington’s Mount Rainier for White-tailed Ptarmigan (Lagopus leucura).
with an incredible aerial display showing off its outrageous but cumbersome tail feathers. In fact, they are so cumbersome that the male can only stay airborne for a matter of seconds. But what wonderful seconds they are.
On Malgas Island in South Africa’s West Coast National Park, there are thousands of Cape gannet chicks that are safe from human interference. But there is no protection from the large white pelicans that swallow the poor chicks whole.