8:33pm...Last light while leaving San Luis Pass--it was a great day!
6:25am...As the sun tried to break through the clouds, this family "photo-bombed" me and actually I'm glad they did!
6:28am...Oh yeah, perfect timing. Now I'm thanking the family!!
6:28am...Different angle to capture the driftwood as foreground
6:32am...Wonderful morning for their family outing
6:34am...The kids play while Father and son go wading at the Jetties
7:46am...Avocets were the only animals present at the Jetties
9:58am...From the Jetties to the Dike where this Blue Heron withstands the winds for a chance at a meal
9:59am...Yellow-crowned Night Heron snags a crab. Now he has to figure out how to eat it--quickly
10:00am...he decides to toss it for another positioning
10:01am...BINGO--Night Heron throws down his crab!
10:58am...Black Skimmers standing at the shoreline for a rest and always aware of their surroundings
10:59am...Black Skimmers arrive in droves
11:02am...Black Skimmers cruising in for beach rest
11:16am...just north of the Island sits the Texas City Dike. This Brown Pelican is scanning the pylons for a midday nap as an Oil Tanker departs Galveston
11:17am...party of 3? No way, Jose. They'll have to find somewhere else to nap
11:42am...American Oystercatchers pause for a breather
11:56am...This Great Blue Heron stands beach-side for a midday snack possibility
11:57am...Brown Pelican utilizes maximum wing span and flaps to touch down on the beach
5:47pm...The Magnificent Frigatebird is sometimes called the "man-o-war bird" because it harasses other birds until they regurgitate recently captured food, which the frigatebird snatches in midair. Also dubbed the "Pirate of the sky" because it frightens prey to drop their recent catch and the speedy Frigate then snatches it in mid air.
5:47pm...Did you know the Frigatebird can sleep while flying?? Yep, with one eye open they can sleep and fly--crazy! How long can they stay in the air without landing?-One great Frigatebird, being tracked by satellite in the Indian Ocean, stayed aloft for two months!! Finally, they are not equipped to land on water and thus rely on thermals to quickly lift them
6:55pm...Two Ghost Crabs fighting for homestead rights
6:57pm...Victorious and standing guard
7:51pm...a lone photographer ponders the end of another glorious day
8:03pm...the sun sets, the gulf calms and we reflect on how blessed we are to have seen the beauty of our Creator once again
8:27pm...Great Blue Heron in a reflecting pool as we call it a day
8:28pm...a closer look at the Blue Heron and a Black-Crowned Night Heron on shore
8:33pm...ending the day/gallery with the same beginning image.