Thursday, March 4, 2010

Quick Post - Sanderlings ahead of the wave

This weekend we took a late afternoon trip out to Point Reyes, and while we were more or less fogged out of the sunset I was hoping for, I did get to spend some time chasing sanderlings on Drake's Beach. I made some attempts to capture the chaos that occurs when a wave finally catches up to these little guys, and I did catch a few interesting frames of takeoffs. This first one is a bit more toned down, when the whole flock was running along the sand in front of the wave-line.

Always one step ahead of the wave


  1. Beautiful shot, Pat. Looks like you were right down at their level.

  2. Thanks, John! And for me, the only way to shoot shorebirds is to get low.