A kind of supplement to my Pic for today. A close-up of the wing patterns of the Anhinga. Orlando Wetlands Scenic Park, Christmas, Florida, USA. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.
The Anhinga is such a strange bird. It starts of course with the snake like neck that gives it its unofficial name in many regions (snake bird), but then its body is covered all over with fur-like feathers, and its wings, when it folds them out to dry, feature this fascinating pattern of black and white. And “fascinating” is not too strong a word at all. Even the way it sits here, with its tail flat on the ground, is pretty strange to me. Altogether a strangely beautiful, but very strange bird. Orlando Wetlands Scenic Park, Christmas, Florida, USA. Sony Rx10iv at 218mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.