Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Sanderling

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Sanderling, Calidris alba, in the early morning light on Thanksgiving Day.

Image: Dave Rintoul, KSU [wallpaper size].


The photographer writes: A sanderling, taken on the beach at Bald Head Island this morning. The fact that this shorebird species lacks the back toe (hallux) is obvious and visible in the photo, but I mostly like that long early morning shadow that makes his dumpy little legs look quite stilt-like!