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Crystal Clear
Sunset over Hore Abbey
Macro Photo of a Lantana Flower
Viewing the sunset
Life at the Pier
Lighting up the world
The "whale" on the sea
A fun time on the ferris wheel
Horses of the Sea
Northlake little league regular season Farm champ White Sox
A spider and its web
Black Skimmer's Catch
Girl curious with visitors
An Evening at Aikido
scared child
mirror
waterfront
Taking Flight
natural power
waves
ice structures
Mauna Kea sunset
Perfect golden hour glow by the lake
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Black Skimmer's Catch

On the Gulf of Mexico, I watched as the Black Skimmers were performing their mating ritual of skimming the surf for the not so lucky fish that will seal the deal with their potential mate. I watched as this female accepted her suitor's trophy, ensuring his bloodline will continue to be passed on. This poor minnow is only thinking he might still have a chance to get away.

TAGS: Florida

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Severn, Maryland, United States of America
Member since 2016
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© Cynthia Herrick.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 05.2017
Total Views: 28
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: May 31, 2018, 12:19 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal Length: 330mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Anna Maria Island, Florida, Florida, United States of America