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NOV 2010 YMerriam

Drying Wings

Anhinga Trail, Everglades N.P., FL

Anhingas lack the oil that most waterfowl have that coats their feather to remain buoyant. That's because this is a diver who swims underwater to hunt it's quarry. Oil would hinder that ability to dive. Thus, the Anhinga has to resort to solar power to dry it's plumage after a swim!

Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D ,Sony 18-70mm DG

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