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Joe Jennelle

Joined February 2011

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Anhingas are basic. They like to swim underwater: impale a fish with their sharp beak; surface with fish wriggling on their beak; climb up onto a tree branch to beat the fish into submission before eating it; spread their wings to dry them in the sun; and do it all over again. This Great Blue Heron would have none of it. He gingerly stepped across the tree branch where the anhinga had been standing, carefully placing his feet among gnarly growth. The heron approached the Anhinga, ruffled his feathers and threateningly opened his wings and charged his beak at the anhinga with full speed thrust. The anhinga, at a disadvantage because he could not fly well with wet wings, held his ground, returning his own savage thrusts with his razor sharp beak. Beak thrusting and life or death bravado continued ten minutes. Finally, they both stood quietly, the heron menacingly staring at the anhinga. When the anhinga felt it was safe, he carefully sauntered, wings still up, out of range of the heron. In nature, size matters.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina US
Nikon D700, Nikkor 500 mm Lens

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