Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Theme Day: Nature




That large bird is an anhinga, sometimes called a snakebird because of its long neck, standing on the branch of the tree and spreading its wings out to dry in the breeze after taking a swim. In the second photo, it appears as though the bird has turned its head around and is stretching that long neck down to scold that turtle sitting below on the other branch. You can really see how long that neck is! The turtle showed no signs of backing down. Those turtles in the last shot were swimming around under the boardwalk I was standing on. I think they thought I had some food. If you are wondering about the color of the water in this lake, I think it is due to an overgrowth of algae because it usually is more clear.

The first day of the month is Theme Day in the City Daily Photo community and this month's theme is nature. To see other participants' interpretations of the theme, visit the CDP Theme Day gallery here.

18 comments:

Halcyon said...

There is certainly no shortage of nature in Florida. Beautiful choices for the theme day!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Lindas fotografias.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Marleen said...

I wonder if the bird is a kind of cormorant? Lovely photos Lois.

biebkriebels said...

I agree with Marleen, reminded me too of the same bird.

Sandra said...

you could not find anything more perfect for nature theme than turtles and anhinga... really beautiful photos of that long neck. I love the tree he is sitting in also.... we have an algae bloom like this in our pool that was put there by adding city water... do to our drought our reservoir is full of aglae

eileeninmd said...

Hello, not sure why I always love seeing the turtles out on the logs. Great captures of the Cormorants. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

Small City Scenes said...

excellent shot the long necked bird. Nature for sure.
MB

Adam said...

cool turtles

Sharon Anck said...

What a beautiful shots!

Rose said...

Totally wonderful photos!!!!

William Kendall said...

Quite a wingspan on that one!

Lowell said...

Anhingas are such fun to watch. When in south Florida we lived on the 2nd floor of a condo overlooking a canal which was often full on anhingas...they would duck underwater to fish and then pop up 100 yards down the canal. Great fun!

A Colorful World said...

So so beautiful!

bill burke said...

Beautiful choices for the theme, Lois. The bird's wins are pretty impressive when spread out. It took me a few minutes to see the turtle but his neck eventually gave away his location. Must be some nice sounds when walking in that area.

RedPat said...

I always like to see turtles in the wild!

Jim said...

Great theme day post.
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SRQ said...

Anhingas and turtles -- definitely a Florida nature scene! Nice.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

We call these birds cormorants Lois, they're such showoffs aren't they, it always seems like they are posing for the camera ☺ Super shot of the turtles swimming by.