Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Camouflage

Ruddy Turnstone flock (click to enlarge the photo).

Mimetism: the resemblance which certain animals and plants exhibit to other animals and plants or to the natural objects among which they live, a characteristic which serves as their chief means of protection against enemies.
(Source: biology online)

24 comments:

Lois said...

That is a wonderful shot JM! I did not even see those birds until I enlarged the picture.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bom dia !Hi JM !
(Eu contei 26 gaivotas!???)
Beautiful place but I bet it is dangerous for swimming.
Léia :-)

nobu said...

Great view of the nature.

JM said...

Olá Léia, bom dia!
I counted more then 100 birds, I've never seen so many together! I think the 'white' ones are youngsters.
By the way, não são gaivotas mas sim, rôlas-do-mar (consideravelmente mais pequenas) :-)

Virginia said...

Fooled me. Couldn't see them for a bit! Gorgeous water. Been swimming yet JM?HA I'll bet not.

Olivier said...

des oiseaux caméléons ;o)) beau coup d'œil
birds chameleons; o)) nice glance

nanak said...

GREAT capture, JM!

susieofarabia said...

I really had to look closely to see the flock! Amazing! The angle of this shot is great.

Jacob said...

Intriguing...I didn't see the birds at first, either. Beautiful pic. It looks rather like the birds are waiting for things to calm down before they go about their business - whatever that is!

Tanya said...

Wow, I didn't even notice them. I was so pulled in by the water! Great shot!

cieldequimper said...

If the title hadn't been what it is... ;-)

Tricia said...

Did they just not see you up there taking their pictures? I would think they'd fly away! Love that water, Beautiful!!!

m_m said...

Great! Very nice photo!

marley said...

You can really feel the power of the waves in this photo.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

amazing. enlarging the photo was a big surprise. Your narrative fits perfectly! I am glad you enjoyed the absinthe photo and the palm tree resort. At some point, I will do a field trip to Sedona and show the beautiful red rock area, which always wows everyone. Sedona is one of my favorite places to go!

J Bar said...

Interesting shot.

Marc said...

Very appropriate observation (in picture and words) in this Darwin year.

Carraol said...

This seascape looks great for its detail of birds and the colorful waves.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Oddly, unlike other commenters I noticed the birds immediately. I enlarged the photo and looked everywhere for something else that might be camoflaged ... a stone fish or something.

Hilda said...

If you didn't write that caption, I wouldn't even have noticed the birds! Fantastic camouflage. Fantastic shot of the swirling waters too!

Lisa Wilson said...

So much depth! I love this!

humanobserver said...

When I enalrged this photo I found that those birds look really cute. I guess all those birds were having a blast there :)

Snapshutter said...

Camouflage indeed! Didn't even see them till I enlarged the photo.

cat said...

be entertained