The Yellow-billed Loon: An Essay in Photos

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This is a rare bird in the area where I live, but occasionally we have one that will stop and spend a summer. This is a younger bird, but it seemed to feed well here in our coastal waters. I .took all of these photographs from my kayak, which can be a marvelous platform for photography

If there is an image that you would like to know the making of, or to see in more detail, ask, and I can include it in a future post

Enjoy the photographs.

Yellow-billed Loon snapping water with its beak

Yellow-billed Loon beating water from its wings while grooming

Yellow billed Loon shaking off water and beating its wings

Notice the water droplets as it gives a good shake?

So much fun to watch these birds go through their daily rituals of bathing

I love the color of the Yellow Billed Loons eyes

About Galen Leeds Photography

Nature and wildlife photographer, exploring the world on his feet and from his kayak. Among other genres, he is one of the leading kayak photographers in Northern California. To learn more about him, visit him on his website-
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