Perhaps it’s just me, but this Australian Darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae) with its golden neck plumage, drying its wings in the evening sun, reminds me of a mythical phoenix… Centennial Park, Sydney, Australia.
Note: Parts of the scientific literature consider this species to be a subspecies of Anhinga melanogaster.
505 views as at October 23rd, 2012.
Nikon D300s, AF-S NIKKOR 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR at 300mm, ISO 200, f/5.6 at 1/800 sec in RAW, VR on.
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