Pigeon Guillemots come in for landing on an early morning at Fort Worden, Puget Sound, Washington. I always get a chuckle when I see them landing on the water. Their wings are small compared to how heavy they are, and they have to fly fast to stay airborn. They put on the brakes to slow down to land, and always end it with a big belly flop.
Semipalmated Plover, one of the cutest little birds you’ll ever see. Olympic National Park
Anna's Hummingbird, Port Townsend, Washington, February 2, 2018. Eric G Carr Wildlife Photography.
Great Blue Heron with kelp crab. It swallowed it whole! Port Townsend, Washington. Eric G Carr Wildlife Photography.
Bald Eagle. Port Townsend, Washington. Eric G Carr Wildlife Photography.
An immature Ruby-throated hummingbird. New Hampshire.
Marbled Godwit, Point Wilson, Port Townsend.
The Wandering Albatrosses, Diomedea exulans, are very large birds and have the largest wingspan of any other bird, with some uncorroborated reports of 13 feet! The average wingspan is 8.2-11.5 feet, and they weigh nearly 25 pounds….almost 3X that of the Bald Eagle (9.1 pounds)! Some Wanderers have been measured with bill lengths greater than 7 inches!
Near Snow Island, Antarctic Peninsula region, Antarctica.
South American gray fox
South American gray fox, (Lycalopex griseus) aka, the Patagonian fox, chilla, and grey zorro, Peninsula Valdes, Argentina.
A pair of Chinstrap Penguins on the beach of Deception Island, Antarctic Peninsula.
Leopard seal, (Hydrurga leptonyx), Paradise Bay, Antarctica.
The Gray Seal is sometimes called the "Horse head seal". This one was bobbing near the very tip of Cape Cod, on the ocean side.
A Chickadee getting a little sun after a New England ice storm.
Red-spotted newt. This terrestrial phase is also known as an eft.
Weddell Seal in Air Hole
A Weddell seal gets some fresh air, Ross sea, Antarctica.
Black Oystercatchers coming in for landing at Point Hudson in Port Townsend, Washington.
In the eye of the Light-mantled sooty albatross. Above the Drake Passage.