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Snake Bird

Anhinga anhinga


Drying wings next to a retention pond Siesta Key, FL

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27 Comments (1–25)

ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks so much all of you. I took some more pics of this bird this afternoon. He is such a poser and the light on his stump is very nice in the afternoon when I walk Mango. She is such a good birder dog...she just sits and waits quietly for mom to take those pics.

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Congratulations Claire!
Beautiful series.

alicelongmartin 9 years ago

Congratulations Claire! Are you sure you didn't use a hair-dryer on him?

Chris Carille
Chris Carille 9 years ago

Anhingas are really neat birds! Nice job capturing it in photos!

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 9 years ago

great pics.

KatCuff 9 years ago

Great job!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 9 years ago

Great capture..

ceherzog 9 years ago

Thank you also to Peter & the Project Noah team. I appreciate the honor.

ceherzog 9 years ago

Thanks so much for your comments...the bird was a good model.

DanielePralong 9 years ago

Beautiful spotting and series. Congrats!

zulkifly 9 years ago


and this bird is magnificent

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 9 years ago


Atul 9 years ago

stunning series , congratulations on this well deserved sotd!

FKA_viD 9 years ago

Here is a shot I recently took at Ding Darling NWR on Sanibel Island, FL.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

Congratulations, Claire, for a most deserved award.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Love the hair-do. Congratulations.

Ava T-B
Ava T-B 9 years ago

I think there should be a mission for organisms with the same genus and species name like this one: Anhinga anhinga. (I don't really think there needs to be such a mission, but it's a fun idea).

CarolSnowMilne 9 years ago

Congratulations! Awesome!

peter 9 years ago

Congrats Claire, what a beautiful photo of this Ahinga! We've chosen it as spotting of the day!

"While swimming, an Ahinga's head may be above the surface with its body below. Observers only see the long neck and head. This has resulted in the nickname Snakebird."


ceherzog 9 years ago

Wow! Thanks everyone.

LealikiKanoa 9 years ago

Anhingas are amazing!

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Fantastic pictures ceherzog!

KarenL 9 years ago


ArthurTiutenko 9 years ago

Lovely portrait.

Small Wonders
Small Wonders 9 years ago


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Sarasota, Florida, USA

Spotted on Apr 16, 2012
Submitted on Apr 16, 2012

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