2023—Surfin’ Bird

Laying flat on the beach at Fort De Soto, camera and long lens focused on the tiny Sanderling, was a fun challenge. This tiny, energetic shore bird seemed never to stand still and its erratic path continually changed making it difficult to predict where it would end up in the frame. But, I couldn’t have been happier to photograph this small bird in its element, doing what it does, chasing the surf in search of tiny crustaceans. The frothy waves surrounded its legs and it somehow knew where to plunge in to extract its next morsel.