quenching their thirst at the birdbath.
greeting each other at their burrow on Fair Isle in the North Sea.
has been wonderful the past two weeks, with two geological highlights shown below.
where I caught their courtship behavior (click any image to enlarge).
that is technically termed a “heronry.” Early morning is the best time to catch waking activity in the roost, now occupied by two. (Click on any of the smaller images to enlarge.)
at a small rookery in a Gambel oak tree that overhangs the Colorado River between Castle Valley and Moab.
arriving at my feeder for breakfast.
on Middle Pine Lake in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge was enjoyable on this bright and sunny day.
shot with my big new glass on a gimbal tripod head at approximately 100 meters.
was perched on a tree trunk no more than four meters away, basking in the sun and all puffed up for maximum insulation in this frigid weather.
on the Salisbury Plain of South Georgia. Wow!
is a platform for biology on steroids. Here are several images of the enormous king penguin colony (as many as ~100,000 pairs) as seen from different perspectives. Words can’t describe the overwhelming experience to land here!
is the most numerous and widespread albatross in the world. Here’s an adult that has just returned to the nest on West Point Island in the Falklands to feed its chick a meal of squid.