This little 46gram exclusive bird catches up to 100 fish daily when it feeds the freshly hatched chicks in the nest. At a rate of less than a second, it dives into the water, catches a fish and returns to its stick again. A very exclusive little small effective "fighter pilot" in a body shaped by millions of years of evolution.
Henrik Karlsson at Wild Nature fotoresor (Wild Nature photo trips) lead this successful phototrip to Scotland with an appreciated responsive leadership! With thoughtful logistics and equal and fair distribution of the hides.
I don’t believe I have crossed paths with this sweetie before. Although this isn’t sharp as quite a distance I loved how it seemed to be deep in thought in a quiet corner of the crags looking down the bank towards the stream
Little homie on the right just wanted to relax at the beach that morning. This pair was lazily soaking in the sun’s rays until they needed to finally wake up and take a shower. Countless images of various wing positions and water droplets led to this frame being the favorite of the bunch. Never a dull moment with these charismatic shorebirds. 🌊
American Oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)