Black Skimmer in a Fog over the Gulf of Mexico

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Lone Black Skimmer on a foggy Gulf shoreLone Black Skimmer on a foggy Gulf shore – Nikon D200, handheld, f5.6, 1/1250, ISO 250, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 270mm, natural light

Whenever I view this photo of a lone Black Skimmer in flight on a foggy Gulf shore I feel a wave of joy and peaceful feelings wash over me. I can almost hear the muffled sounds of the waves meeting the shoreline, the barking yip call of the skimmer and the taste of salt in the air every time I look at this image.

I wanted to share that joy and peace this morning.

Life is good.



  1. anil December 25, 2016 at 1:31 am

    So nice…..wish I can enjoy the bird the you enjoyed…

  2. Utahbooklover December 24, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    Interesting and peaceful image. Thanks for sharing, and Merry Christmas!

  3. Elephant's Child December 24, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Beautiful – thank you so much.

  4. Carina December 24, 2016 at 10:32 am

    Lovely. Thanks for sharing. 🎄

  5. Glen Fox December 24, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Wishing you and those you love a blessed Christmas, and health and peace in 2017, with lots of great photographic opportunities!

  6. Martial QUEYRIE December 24, 2016 at 8:06 am

    Very beautiful picture…and Merry Christmas !

  7. Ian Holland December 24, 2016 at 7:37 am

    Merry Christmas, Mia

  8. Patty Chadwick December 24, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Serenity….thank you….

  9. Bob mcpherson December 24, 2016 at 7:02 am

    Beautiful photo, Mia. Merry Christmas to you.

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