Ailsa has challenged us to show “birds” this week, and Alex Wild has asked about our best nature photos posted in 2013, and so I’ve combined those topics in today’s post.
Frequent visitors to this blog know that most of my photos are taken from the waters on the Charles River watershed area, and the selections presented here today were all taken from the cockpit of my floating kayak.
Some have more scientific value than others, such as the squirrel swimming or the great blue heron using a twig as a tool. Some have more artistic merit than others, such as the egret flying above shimmering waters or the great blue heron camouflaged against the rocks. Some are quirky and just for fun, such as the green heron with erect cap feathers channeling Don King.
One thing they all have in common, though, is they’re wild creatures observed in nature, in her many moods. I hope you enjoy them!
After the photos, there’s a poll where you can let me know which are your favorites. I’ve never done a poll before and so I hope you participate.
Thanks to Alex Wild for the Show us your best science nature photos prompt.
Thanks to Ailsa for her Where’s My Backpack: Birds challenge.
Thanks once again to Stewart Monckton for the Wild Bird Wednesday prompt.
Remember: Walk softly and carry a long lens.™
© 2013 Babsje. (https://babsjeheron.wordpress.com)
Great Blue Heron, Egret, Dragonfly, Squirrel