Taken 10-Oct-11
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Keywords:Avocet, brine shrimp, salt fly
Photo Info

Dimensions3599 x 2699
Original file size3.91 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken11-Oct-11 07:08
Date modified11-Oct-11 07:08
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS-1D Mark IV
Focal length700 mm
Exposure1/250 at f/5.6
FlashNot fired
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
ISO speedISO 400
Avocet Feeding, Mono Lake 111011-070823-MK4-1229

Avocet Feeding, Mono Lake 111011-070823-MK4-1229

Small groups of Avocets forage for salt fly larvae along the shores of Mono Lake. Salt flies and brine shrimp are the only aquatic arthropods that can tolerate -- indeed thrive -- in these extremely saline waters, but these two abundant species provide Avocets, grebes, grackles, gulls and other birds with a feast.