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The Great Crested Grebe has an elaborate mating display. Courtship involve complicated dances, touching, vocalizations and displays of beauty. Like all grebes, it nests on the water’s edge, since its legs are set relatively far back and it is thus unable to walk very well. The Great Crested Grebe is the largest member of the grebe family found in the Old World, with some larger species residing in the Americas. They measure 46–51 cm (18–20 in) long with a 59–73 cm (23–29 in) wingspan and weigh 0.9 to 1.5 kg (2.0 to 3.3 lb).
Great Crested Grebe (Podiceps cristatus), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/100 sec at f/ 5.6, ISO 200
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  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Great shot Konstantinos. All the best, Mark.

  • Thanks a lot Mark, cheers!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful!!!

  • Thanks a lot Lorilee!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Kay Cunningham
    Kay Cunninghamalmost 2 years ago

    What an amazing shot! How lucky you were to have witnessed & captured the moment!

  • Thank you very much Kay!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedleyalmost 2 years ago

    Very nice shot! I’m lucky, where I live I can often see these birds on the two rivers and other dykes and drains that are nearby.

  • Thanks a lot Colin!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    WONDERFUL capture Konstantinos

  • Thanks a lot Larry!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Lorelle Gromus
    Lorelle Gromusalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful photograph!

  • Thanks a lot Lorelle!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Very nice capture my friend. Well done. Tom

  • Thank you very much Tom!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Many thanks for the feature Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Penny Odom
    Penny Odomalmost 2 years ago

    Great capture of this moment…Congratulations on your feature Konstantionos :)

  • Thank you very much Penny!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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