Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The Anhinga Trail

Anhinga
The workshop group spent a morning and then afternoon photographing around the Royal Palm Visitors Center and the Anhinga Trail.  Like I have previously said because of the high water levels, there was not a great number of birds, but what was there gave us great pictures.  The prettiest bird was the purple gallinule and as they were moving among the lily pads and feeding gave us good opportunities to photograph their beautiful color.

Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
Purple Gallinule
We were sitting on the stone wall overlooking the open water when two of us noticed an alligator swimming.  We both got up to photograph the alligator when it opens its mouth and gave us some interesting pictures.  Always be prepared.  You never know what is going to happen.

American Alligator
American Alligator
Here are pictures of other species that we saw.

Tricolored Heron
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Anhinga
Green Heron