Long-billed Curlews have to be one of the most fascinating birds around. I mean, just look at these guys–the large size (for a shorebird), the enormously long bill, and the curve of it. It’s shaped just right to get down into sand and mud to grab burrowing shrimp and crabs. Watching them hunt for food is pretty great as well. The plunge their bills into where their food has burrowed and twist their necks all around to get at their prey.
Scott Simmons, based in Florida, is a lover of nature, landscape, and wildlife photography. Scott became interested in photography in 2001 when he was given his first SLR camera. When he acquired a telephoto lens, he became progressively more interested in birds and other wildlife. Scott enjoys learning about bird habitats and behavior, striving always to take images that are both beautiful and interpretive. Scott believes photography is a great vehicle to help others to appreciate the wonder for the stuff of earth.
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