Anhingas are one of the most interesting birds you'll find in Florida. Some call them snake birds because they swim in the water with their bodies submerged and only their heads exposed to view. They have small, funny-looking heads that add to their snake-like appearance when swimming. You often find them by the shore or on a tree sunning their wings. They cannot produce the oil that ducks use to waterproof their wings, so they spread them in the sun to dry them off. This allows them to dive deeper to catch more prey under water.
These are wonderful Scott!!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Kerri! They're fun to photograph.ReplyDelete
Awesome shots! I hope to get down there one of these days.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jeremy! I need to make it out to AZ again too. I haven' been there since I was around 9 years old.ReplyDelete