garyyankechphotographyon Mar 23
It almost seems like the beak could come off...like it is interchangeable. I can picture this skimmer as just a regular shorebird, without the strange beak. What an odd but cool looking bird!
Verdon Tomajkoon Jun 10
great bird, color and sharpness .....
241803travvvellleron Jun 10
Not only a rather unusual bird.
I like the reflection in the eye, the shadow and the bit of green in the mud.
Ethan Winningon Mar 20
Nice portrait of one of the odder shore birds. (I wonder is Fiskars got the idea for their scissors from the skimmer.)
LichtenHansenon Jan 17
LaReeon Dec 15
I have never seen a skimmer doing anything but skimming. ;) Cool to see what they look like standing on land.
Rick Willison Oct 06
Great Detail and Color.
Don't think I have seen one before...
alanhinkelphotographyon Aug 17
Nice Skimmer Shot.I just found a place where they live around here in Pascagoula,Ms.They are odd looking birds,with a small underbite.I'd like to get one feeding.Apparently they fly with their bottom jaw in the water only.Cool Bird,Thanks
Mom4squirrelson Dec 27
Ken, I couldn't find an email address to comment on your photos directly, but let me just say that your galleries are absolutely stunning! Your shots with the XTi are even amazing. You have a gift for shooting birds and nature!
Steve Wolfeon Dec 02
I have NEVER seen a Black Skimmer young 'un. Looks like a completely different bird and its bill was tacked-on from the Black Skimmer that we all recognize...A seriously-sweet shot, Ken.