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WOMEN POWER
Spike It
A foggy patch of green tea farm.
Washington, D.C.
The Foundations of a Great Nation
Alien Pepper
Elderly man exercising on a tall pier by the Ganga river at sunrise
Three frogs
Full moon over Piran, Slovenia, city walls.
Glass Like
Grey Swan
Western grebe at sunrise
Coyote Moving In
Football as religion
Labuan Bajo Sun Setting over the Archipelago
close up of cactus
A Monarch for Your Thoughts
Canal Beauty
Washington, D.C.
Sea Angel, is a photo of the plastic that collects in the Gowanus Canal.
Birds on powerlines.
Kanarraville Falls inside a canyon after a hike for a few hours.
Flat-top Hydrangea Bloom
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Western grebe at sunrise

This has been a tremendous year for the grebes (both Western & Clark's) at Lake Hodges in Escondido, CA. After seven years, they have finally begun breeding again, and the air has been filled with the sounds of mating calls and "rushing" - a coordinated mating dance across the surface of the water. This Western grebe, captured during the golden hour at sunrise, is carrying a chick under the fluffed up feathers on his/her back.

TAGS: California, Lake

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Oceanside, California, United States of America
Member since 2017
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Copyright:
© Nicole ("Nicollet") Overby.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO400
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PHOTO LOCATION Escondido, California, United States of America