North Lake Apopka

Birding along the wildlife drive at Lake Apopka

The Fishing Trip

While shooting some bird photography at Myakka River State Park, I noticed this cormorant wrestling with what appeared to be a good sized fish. He was pretty far out, but I had my 500mm Nikon lens so I snapped a shot.

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I could tell he definitely had a nice fish, but he was just too far away to see much else.  After a few minutes of trying to get the fish down his gullet, he decided it was too big to swallow and decided to carry the fish somewhere else.  I'm guessing he decided to head to shore where he could eat it a l…

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Battling Limpkins

Most of the time my birding photos are pretty dull. I never have the luck of catching something really cool and exciting.  I see so many great action shots from other outdoor photographers and I just sigh thinking, "why can't I see something like that?"  Well down at Myakka River State Park I was treated to a pair of limpkins fighting over dinner and I started snapping away.

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It began when one limpkin found a tasty treat and the second limpkin immediately decided it should be his.  A squabble broke out just like a…

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