This image is a favorite of mine because it brings back memories of the day I created it. Way off shore there was a hurricane that stirred up the Gulf of Mexico as if it were a giant bathtub with huge waves. The waves pushed on shore battering the small fish found there and the birds were having a feeding frenzy.
There were two Reddish Egrets (Egretta rufescens) on the north beach of Fort De Soto that day and it was a blast to watch them race around catching the small fish. Shadowing the egret were Laughing Gulls (Leucophaeus atricilla) hoping to scoop up any of the fish the egret might miss. Photographing the action was exhilarating, I could barely keep up with the Reddish Egret and the gulls and it was even harder to keep them in my viewfinder.
Yeah, it was a great day for bird photography!