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Anhinga        Images © Mark A. Chappell

Anhingas are often called 'snakebirds' because of their long, skinny necks -- often the only part showing above water level.   Like other cormorants, anhingas have plumages that get wet when under water, and they spend a lot of time basking in the sun to dry off.   These birds -- females with buffy necks, males with dark necks -- were sunning or flying around in Everglades National Park and Merritt Island wildlife refuge, Florida, and near Cali, Colombia.

  • Canon 1D Mk. II, 1D3, or 7D2; 500 mm IS lens plus 1.4X or 2X extender or 800 mm lens with 1.4X extender, fill-in flash (2005, 2008, 2016)