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Bufflehead Splash
20-JAN-2009

Bufflehead Splash

San Leandro Channel, Bay Farm Island, Alameda, CA

As part of vying for a mate, male Buffleheads often chase each other across the water ending with a big chest-flop splash. Then they both preen and raise up out of the water flapping their wings.

Nikon D300 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1600s f/6.3 at 400.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Philip Schwarz Photography22-Jan-2009 22:41
Great Catch.
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