Another hidden gem from our photo contest archive: a Florida skimmer, as seen by photographer Rick Higgins
ON AN OVERCAST, windless April morning, photographer Rick Higgins spotted some black skimmers fishing on a glassy pond in Florida’s St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. He raced to the spot and captured this perfect portrait of a skimmer and its mirrored reflection. “I call it ‘Silent Running,’” says Higgins. “With long wings designed like a drone, these birds just coast across the water. It’s amazing to watch.”
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