2020—Goofy But Gorgeous

Goofy looking but gorgeous at the same time; that’s what Roseate Spoonbills are. These large wading birds find food by feeling it with their spatula shaped bills as they sweep their bill back and forth through water near the shore. Like other birds, they preen their feathers with their bills as this brightly colored Roseate Spoonbill is doing. This shot is from the archives, taken in morning light at The Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, FL in February 2016. At the time, I was using my @nikonUSA Nikon Df with my Nikkor 600mm f/4 lens.