Originally Posted by sarahmurphy
I love these pics, but I wouldn't know an anhinga if it was swallowing me!
Thanks for sharing!
I wasnt familiar with anhingas until I moved to Florida. They are waterbirds that swim under water and spear fish with their sharp bills. They dont have oil in their feathers so they get saturated, and have to hold their wings out to dry which is so beautiful to see.
(This first shot is a scan of a print I made with a film camera, so its not that sharp.)
I thought it would be cool to swim with an anhinga and see what he was up to down there so I went to a river with clear water and went for a swim. I took these shots with a disposable camera: