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Bird Watching in Puerto Morelos
12Jan2016 - Bird Watching - Puerto Morelos Mexico
Date: Tue Jan 12 19:36:18 MST 2016, [ 5 photos ]
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We were just heading back to our suite when we noticed this black Anhinga sun bathing and grooming. Anhingas are like the double-breasted Cormorants except that they have longer bills which they use for spearing fish. Their feathers lack the water-repellent oils that other diving birds have, and their feathers become saturated with sea water when diving for fish. Because of this, they usually sit out under the sun with their wings spread out  to dry off.

So I grabbed my 100-400mm telephoto lens and headed back to where the Anhinga was sun bathing. Unfortunately when I got there, she no longer had her wings spread as she was now just grooming. So I waited and stood there for about an hour waiting for the best photo opportunity I can get.

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 Location(s): El Cid Resort & Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico
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Anhinga drying off...

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4L IS USM

f/5.6, 1/250 sec, IS0-800, 285mm, 0 step

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 Location: El Cid Resort & Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico
 Date Taken: Tue Jan 12 2016
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Anhinga drying off...

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4L IS USM

f/5.6, 1/320 sec, IS0-1000, 285mm, 0 step

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 Location: El Cid Resort & Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico
 Date Taken: Tue Jan 12 2016
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Anhinga drying off...

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4L IS USM

f/5.6, 1/320 sec, IS0-1000, 285mm, 0 step

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 Location: El Cid Resort & Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico
 Date Taken: Tue Jan 12 2016
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Anhinga drying off...

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4L IS USM

f/5.6, 1/250 sec, IS0-500, 285mm, 0 step

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 Location: El Cid Resort & Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico
 Date Taken: Tue Jan 12 2016
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and now, she's ready to fly off again...

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 100-400mm f/4L IS USM

f/5, 1/200 sec, IS0-320, 210mm, 0 step

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 Location: El Cid Resort & Spa - Puerto Morelos, Mexico
 Date Taken: Tue Jan 12 2016
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