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Attack of the Frigate Birds

These creatures are called Frigate birds.  They are swarming around the carcass of a stingray trying to get their fair share.  I think this shot is reminiscent of The Birds by Alfred Hitchcock.  These birds are very interesting.   Despite the fact they feed mostly on fish, they cannot swim or take off from flat surfaces.  They catch fish by flying low to the water and scooping them up from the surface.  They can actually fly for more than a week at a time.


 

 

 

 



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Thursday, April 1st, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments

Two Types of Fishers

I like this shot because of the contrast between the “fishbird” and his simple equipment and technique and the fishermen and their methods.  My bets are on the bird for getting the biggest haul.  This photo was taken in the bay at Sayulita Mexico.


 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 Color Photographs, Photographs No Comments