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Posted by
Viewfinder (Bradenton, FL, United States) on 26 April 2012 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

This Everglades-based Anhinga (aquatic similar to cormorants; aka - snake bird) is using solar power to dry its feathers after an aquatic dive in pursuit of a fish dinner.

PENTAX Optio E10 1/341 second F/4.8 ISO 100 17 mm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales Boy), Germany

Definately looks like a Cormorant,which also lives on fish (at least here in Europe)

26 Apr 2012 11:06am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: You'll notice the difference in the snake-like neck and the more sharply pointed beak.

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

They are fun to watch, but don't their 'arms' get tired? <grin>

26 Apr 2012 1:26pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Yes, that wing drying pose looks a lot like the cormorant.

26 Apr 2012 11:56pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Interesting effect and pose. Great solar-powered look.

27 Apr 2012 2:43am

PENTAX Optio E10
1/341 second
ISO 100
17 mm