Jan 132017
Farewell Harns Marsh Preserve And SW Florida

My likely last visit to Harns Marsh Preserve in Lehigh Acres, Florida, occurred in late October when I met up with Canadian wildlife photographer Frank Constantin. The weather was favorable with the grass well groomed and 39 species of bird observed in the ensuing two hours after sunrise during our stay. A good number of […]

Oct 132016
Anhinga with Fish

Back in August I visited Lake Apopka and found an Anhinga right after it speared a fish, giving me lots of opportunities for photos. This one is my favorites because the fish looks completely surprised to be having such a bad day.          

Feb 272013
Fieldtrip to Shark Valley

Shark Valley, regardless of the 11 mile road work, proved to be very interesting. I would say even better than the Burrowing Owls at Brian Piccolo Park. We had been very disappointed with our session at Anhinga Trail, which we found very neglected and with very few subjects for this time of year. Shark Valley, […]

Feb 252013
Southwest Florida Birding Hot Spots

I just finished my 2013 Southwest Florida birding and photography trip. February is nesting and mating season so the birds are active and decked out in breeding plumage making for great photo ops. Some chicks, such as great blue herons and anhingas, have already hatched. It’s a great time of year. I’vebeen shooting in Florida […]

Feb 252013
From Courtship to Relationship

Anhinga courtship (Anhinga Anhinga) could be extremely amusing and very fast, as we were able to witness this past Saturday morning at Shark Valley, West entrance to Everglades National Park, while there on a Miami-Dade College photography class. There had been some action, especially with Purple Gallinules that were very abundant and in plain view, […]

Feb 202013
Local Wetlands Never Disappoint

For us nature photographers who are lucky enough to live in Florida, when the shorebirds of Spring and Summer all leave their nesting areas, we wait with great anticipation for December, when the season starts all over again. So December rolled around and as if nature wanted to reward our patience, our wetland areas started […]

Jan 302013
Anhinga feast in Venice, Florida

Florida’s ubiquitous “water bird,” the Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) is a consumate fisherman. On a recent visit to Venice Beach, I stopped at Maxine Barritt Park to watch some of these interesting birds feeding on small fish. Maxine Barritt Park is a new and unique multi-use facility located right on the beach. The fresh water impoundment […]

Oct 202012
Best Photo of the Week Competition 20 Oct 2012

During the last two weeks week our authors and photographers have posted some outstanding articles packed with top-ranking wildlife images. Our competition is called “Best Photo of the Week”. Click on the first image and then page through the slideshow. Please select the three images you like best of all and vote for them at […]

Oct 152012
Anhinga Bathing in Sun

Unlike ducks, the Anhinga is not able to waterproof its feathers using oil produced by the uropygialgland. Consequently, feathers can become waterlogged, making the bird barely buoyant. However, this allows it to dive easily and search for underwater prey, such as fish and amphibians. It can stay down for significant periods. When necessary, the Anhinga […]