Readers’ wildlife photos

June 18, 2022 • 8:00 am

Today we have some lovely seaside photos taken by reader Taryn Overton; they could be called “Fifteen ways of looking at a beach.” Her captions are indented and you can enlarge the photos by clicking on them.

I’ve lived in South Florida for a few years.  This set of photos is from the same beach in Naples, Florida across seasons during 2021.  All were taken near sunset and highlight the vastly different beach experience one can have on any given evening.

The white birds in the surf in multiple photos are Snowy Egrets (Egretta thula). I see them most often toward sunset wading in the shallow waters spearing fish.  Their feet are bright yellow, and as such they’re said to ‘dance on golden slippers.’

11 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. Your evocative photos brought back my childhood near the ocean so strongly that I thought for a moment I was smelling the salt. Thanks.

  2. Thanks for the beautiful seascapes. That egret on the shore with the breaking waves and the sun’s golden orb on the left is simply stunning.

  3. Thank you for these beautiful pictures.
    Some of them bring to mind paintings by Turner.

  4. Thanks for the kind words, everyone. A pleasure to contribute to this wonderful recurring post!

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