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Father & daughter shelling at the beach

Father & daughter shelling at the beach

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Beach, Family intereaction, Sanibel Island Florida, Seashells | 0 comments

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Father & daughter shelling together at the beach. Father is in the surf, and the daughter is on the sand, but their postures are identical.

 

 

Father & daughter shelling together at the beach.  I love how even though the father is in the surf, and the daughter is on the sand, their postures are identical, and you can tell that they are related.  To me, it also tells a story about giving each other the space to “do your own thing”, and then finding out that it turns out to be the SAME thing!  Sometimes we find we are connected in ways we never would have imagined.

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White egrets in a mating dance

White egrets in a mating dance

Posted by on Dec 15, 2013 in Animal Behaviors, Animals, Birds, Egrets | 0 comments

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Two white egrets in a choreographed mating dance, with furled wings and droplets of water spraying, Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, Florida.

On one of my trips to the Ding Darling National Wildlife refuge, located on Sanibel island in Florida, I was treated to an amazing mating dance between these two birds. These white egrets would bob and motion to each other, and then suddenly leap into the air. It was an amazing thing to watch, and I just had to capture it in a painting; the light on their white feathers, against the dark mangrove background, the reflections in the water, the water droplets from their flying feet. I was blessed that morning to share in such an intimate animal interaction.

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