Shoulder-to-Shoulder with a Prehistoric Bird

Well, maybe not exactly correct, but it sure felt like it! At the same time the White Ibis was foraging along the Anhinga Trail (Everglades NP, Florida), a single Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) also flew in and began to forage along the trail, sometimes just feet away from where I was standing … in awe!

Coincidentally, the wood stork was one of the top birds on my “shot list” that I put together before I started my 4-week Florida photography trip. As things turned out, between Myakka River State Park, and the Everglades NP, I managed to grab some pretty neat stuff! Here are a few from that morning on the Anhinga Trail:

Wood Stork foraging

Wood Stork foraging

Wood Stork foraging

I also captured a little behavioral moment that the wood stork shared with me. I’ll share a sequence of images about that in an upcoming “Fun Friday” post  :o)

Photography Equipment Used:

  • Canon 7D body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens, shot from 105mm to 400mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/5 and f/5.6
  • Shutter 1/1000 sec. – 1/8000 sec.

 

 

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