April 18, 2017
- as seen by -Kyle Kusa @Kylekusa
While driving on a June day, I stopped to observe a salt marsh on Long Island, New York. There, I found two snowy egrets engaged in territorial dispute. Likely vying for space to hunt, neither of these birds was willing to budge without a fight. As they leapt into the air, feathers flew and water splashed. The whole engagement lasted only a few seconds.
The most ubiquitous animals on the island either have scales or feathers so they naturally became favorite subjects of mine to photograph. Birds are really fascinating. They have so much character. Whether hunting, flying, courting, or nurturing their young, birds can provide endless opportunities for images.
Nikon D7200 with Tamron 150-600mm Lens