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Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 8 December 2019 in Animal & Insect.

The Anhinga lives in the swamp lands of the Everglades. It swims underwater looking for food and then perches on a branch or rock with wings spread to dry off. It is also called a snakebird, darter, or water turkey.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Devi from Chennai, India

what a lovely capture of the bird ! We have plenty of them here and they are almost fully black. It is a pleasure to see them drying themselves :))

8 Dec 2019 5:51am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Merci pour la découverte, du coup je suis allée voir sa fiche.
Très bel oiseau.
Bonne journée Elaine

8 Dec 2019 7:46am

Anne from France

Nice shot

8 Dec 2019 8:01am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Magnifique prise

8 Dec 2019 8:06am

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Well caught this bird wich seems big !

8 Dec 2019 8:21am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

Excellent look at this bird that I have not seen or know much about. 5*

8 Dec 2019 9:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Wow, great capture !!

8 Dec 2019 12:27pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique oiseau qu'il est grand quelle attitude superbe
Belle journée

8 Dec 2019 1:09pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb image of this bird !!

8 Dec 2019 1:35pm

JPA from Paris, France

bel envol!! amts

8 Dec 2019 1:56pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful light and details captured here.

8 Dec 2019 3:49pm

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

I suspect it must be a relative of the cormorant. Excellent capture

8 Dec 2019 4:50pm

@grouser: You are right. They are related.

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


8 Dec 2019 7:05pm

Rose from United States

I would love to see one these guys in person!

8 Dec 2019 9:06pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Amazing shot!
Lovely colors & reflections!

8 Dec 2019 9:10pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Colors on top!

8 Dec 2019 9:37pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

fine pose, excellent color... excellent wildlife shot.

9 Dec 2019 1:35am

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

I don't think I have ever seen or even heard of one of these. I learned something new.

9 Dec 2019 1:44am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A handsome character that looks somewhat like a cormorant. That wing frying behavior is similar, too.

9 Dec 2019 2:31am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

a remarkable bird

9 Dec 2019 10:37pm