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Angry Lady Anhinga

©Delores J. Knowles 2008 -- Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) The morning sun caught the feathers on this female Anhinga just right. Isn’t she beautiful? And yes, she was fussing at someone, and the someone was me. I really didn’t see her until I was almost on her, and she was letting me know that she was there first and if there was any fish coming out of that pond, they were going in her beak and not mine! The adult female is easly distinguished from the male by their tawny brown neck and breast sharply set off from their dark belly. The Anhinga is called “Snakebird” in some areas because it will swim with it’s body submerged and it’s had and neck sticking up looking like a water snake. The Anhinga will also swim completely submerged going under water on one side of the pond and coming up on the other side. Along with the Cormorant, the Anhinga has no oil glands for preening and so must sit and dry their feathers whenever they come up from a submerged swim. Photographed in Lake County, Florida.

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Anna Wilson 09 Mar 2008

beautiful!!

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments on my wild bird images.

kate maher 10 Feb 2008

fab shot:)

Lisa Keyton 02 Feb 2008

What a fantastic shot!

Artist Reply: Thanks so much for the kind comment on my Anhinga image.

rb chakravartty 24 Jan 2008

nice

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Angry Anhinga image.

mel taylor 23 Jan 2008

What a capture! Your photography is excellent! mel