This is one shoot where mid-day is best, as the sun hovers over the Antelope Canyons and light shines through gaps in the rocks.
I think the Pintail is the elegant of the water birds.
I see these beauties every day all winter long, on the lake where I live. But it’s rare that the sun hits just right and shows the purple ring – and the reason for the name.
These birds strike the most comical poses. Usually skittish, this one is used to me. I see him almost every morning on my walk.