The Gathering
The Gathering
Sunrise Sandpiper
Sunrise Sandpiper
Brilliant Silhouette
Brilliant Silhouette
Steller's-Jay-in-flight-sky-wide-angle-web.jpg
Swan Sunrise
Swan Sunrise
Scarlet Afternoon
Scarlet Afternoon
Rainforest Rapture
Rainforest Rapture
A 'Steller' Winter Day
A 'Steller' Winter Day
Great Blue on Black
Great Blue on Black
Little Clown
Little Clown
Coati-web.jpg
Black-Bear-web.jpg
Air Canada
Air Canada
Milky Way Moonrise
Milky Way Moonrise
In Synch
In Synch
Frenzy
Frenzy
Dark Waters
Dark Waters
Talk to the Wing
Talk to the Wing
Sunrise in the Smokies
Sunrise in the Smokies
Launch
Launch
Inquisitive
Inquisitive
Streaking Parrot
Streaking Parrot
American-Dipper-2-web.jpg
Shearwater Reflections
Shearwater Reflections
Blast Off
Blast Off
2I6A6516-web.jpg
Bald-Eagles-web.jpg
Clark's-Nutcracker-web.jpg
Nubian-Ibex-web.jpg
Eagle-web.jpg
Ocean Link
Ocean Link
American-Dipper-web.jpg
Equatorial-Anole-silhouette-web.jpg
Gray-Jay-web.jpg
The Gathering
The GatheringScattered throughout the Amazon basin are hundreds of clay licks, where parrots, parakeets and macaws come to neutralize the acidic fruits that they eat. To get this photo, I waited for hours three days in a row in a blind in the hot and humid rainforest of Yasuni National Park in Ecuador. Each day at the site, hundreds of Cobalt-winged Parakeets would fly into the canopy, and spend hours slowly descending the tree branches towards the mineral-rich water and clay below. They would nervously descend one branch at a time, coming closer and closer towards the ground. However, for two days, something kept scaring the birds away before they made it all the way to the earth. There was likely a snake or a hawk in the area that we couldn’t see. Finally, on the third day, hours of waiting paid off! Over four-hundred Cobalt-winged Parakeets rained on the forest floor. I used a slower shutter speed to create a more artistic effect. Seeing them and hearing the deafening roar of parakeet chatter was an experience I don’t think I’ll ever forget.
Sunrise Sandpiper
Sunrise SandpiperA Western Sandpiper forages on a beach on Mexico's pacific coast at sunrise.
Brilliant Silhouette
Brilliant Silhouette
Steller's-Jay-in-flight-sky-wide-angle-web.jpg
Swan Sunrise
Swan Sunrise
Scarlet Afternoon
Scarlet Afternoon
Rainforest Rapture
Rainforest Rapture
A 'Steller' Winter Day
A 'Steller' Winter Day
Great Blue on Black
Great Blue on Black
Little Clown
Little Clown
Coati-web.jpg
Black-Bear-web.jpg
Air Canada
Air Canada
Milky Way Moonrise
Milky Way Moonrise
In Synch
In Synch
Frenzy
Frenzy
Dark Waters
Dark Waters
Talk to the Wing
Talk to the Wing
Sunrise in the Smokies
Sunrise in the Smokies
Launch
Launch
Inquisitive
Inquisitive
Streaking Parrot
Streaking Parrot
American-Dipper-2-web.jpg
Shearwater Reflections
Shearwater Reflections
Blast Off
Blast Off
2I6A6516-web.jpg
Bald-Eagles-web.jpg
Clark's-Nutcracker-web.jpg
Nubian-Ibex-web.jpg
Eagle-web.jpg
Ocean Link
Ocean Link
American-Dipper-web.jpg
Equatorial-Anole-silhouette-web.jpg
Gray-Jay-web.jpg
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