A few days ago a Western Grebe popped up from under the water very close to me and I was able to take a quick series of portraits of it before it moved away. I like this Western Grebe portrait because of the detail it shows and because portraits lend a sense of intimacy that can some times be lacking in other images. That cherry red eye sure stands out!
This grebe is not in full breeding plumage, it is going into nonbreeding plumage.
This image was taken from the auto tour route at the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge.
Life is good.