Meelis Kivirand - Fight

Meelis Kivirand - Fight

Along with the arriving spring migrating Slavonian Grebes fight for the best mates and nesting places. Mostly the fight involves scaring off the rivals. Usually the birds lower their heads close to the water level and swim towards the rival in a scary manner. Just as well they can approach the rival by diving and shocking the swimmer under the water. Sometimes the fight can take a more tragic way.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 28.04.2011
Photo info - Spring 2011:Canon 1Ds mark III, 600 mm, ISO 500, f 5.6, 1/1600 sec
Tags: auritus fog Grebe meelis kivirand mist Podiceps Slavonian wildlife photography
Meelis Kivirand - Fight

Meelis Kivirand - Fight

Along with the arriving spring migrating Slavonian Grebes fight for the best mates and nesting places. Mostly the fight involves scaring off the rivals. Usually the birds lower their heads close to the water level and swim towards the rival in a scary manner. Just as well they can approach the rival by diving and shocking the swimmer under the water. Sometimes the fight can take a more tragic way.

Location: Estonia

Posted on 28.04.2011
Photo info - Spring 2011:Canon 1Ds mark III, 600 mm, ISO 500, f 5.6, 1/1600 sec
Tags: auritus fog Grebe meelis kivirand mist Podiceps Slavonian wildlife photography