Baby Merganser

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Baby Merganser

I had a hard time capturing this photo and some others similar to it because ducks are mobile, constantly moving by swimming, ducking into the water and/or flying.  This is a baby merganser just developing its changing colours and feathers.  This is one of many species of birds that live near Lake Winnipeg which is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world. The mergansers are fish-eating ducks.

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Water Scene

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Water Scene

This is a photo of a simple little water scene.  The yellow and black fish swim along the pink and purple coral.  Sorry, I am not even sure what the names are of all the parts of this water scene.  To me, it is just beautiful being nameless and not properly identified.   I even like the angle the fish swims at as it seems to curve its own body.  Any help identifying what it what?

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Golden Gate Bridge 3

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Golden Gate Bridge 3

I took this photo as a comparison between a huge ocean liner carrier and the minimum height of the Golden Gate Bridge.  It is so high up that it seems like you could put to ocean liner ships one on top of the other.  You can also see some of the roughness of the water in the bay and you can imagine how much rougher it would be in the Pacific Ocean.  I also learned that Joseph Strauss was the main engineer and actually had to face opposition to the project in the first place.  Strauss had already designed and constructed over 400 drawbridges, mainly inland.

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Golden Eagle Head

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Golden Eagle Head

I took this photo of the Golden Eagle near Lake Winnipeg.  I also saw and took photos of Bald Eagles.  Their range of living is 200 km2 (77 sq mi) based on what Wikipedia says.  This is quite a big territory but not if you are a flying eagle that soars across the skies with ease.  They have a partial migration.  If they are further north, they usually migrate when living at a latitude of 60 degrees north and shorter migrations if they are at the 50 degree latitude.  If you take the location of Gimli, Manitoba they are at 50.6667° N, 97.0500° W.  And if you are at Winnipeg, Manitoba the near center of Canada it is 49.8994° N, 97.1392° W.   These beautiful yet hardy birds will only do a partial migration during the cold months of winter.

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Pacific Jellyfish

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Pacific Jellyfish

This is a photo of Pacific Sea Nettle Jellyfish.  They have been roaming the seas for anywhere from 500 to 700 million years.  They move elegantly with their gelatinous umbrella-shaped bell bodies and flowing tentacles.  They dance as if to music and I was quite mesmerized by them.  They range in size from 1 millimeter to 2 meters in size for their bodies.  Their nerve net system is in their epidermis.  Some jellyfish are light-sensitive through something called ocelli while some jellyfish have up to 24 eyes, 2 of which can see colour.  As you can see, there is quite a range.  They also have a life-cycle going from polyps to the medusa stage.

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“Look Ma, I can fly!”

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This is an image of a pelican flying near a dock on Lake Winnipeg.  I like the way he or she delicately takes off from the rocks to fly and seems to be saying “Look Ma, I can fly!”  The other pelican is oblivious and looks like he or she is saying, “Boy, I don’t care.  Stop showing off my brother/sister (pick one).  We can all do that!  Who really cares!  I am going to ignore you.”

Their large beak and large throat pouch is used for catching fish and not carrying babies as fairy tales would have us believe.  Too bad!  They range in many areas and fossil evidence show that they date back to 30 million years ago.  They are gregarious birds who hunt cooperatively and breed colonially.  Pelicans are found on inland lakes and costal waters.

According to Wikipedia, “They have suffered from habitat destruction, disturbance and environmental pollution, and three species are of conservation concern. They also have a long history of cultural significance in mythology, and in Christian and heraldic iconography.”

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Whitemouth River Falls

I love the contrast of the water in this photo.  The snow and ice are white, serene and still.  Underneath, you find flowing and open water but it is placid and calm.  It looks blue but it clear water.  Just below, you see the water not only trickle but really come alive as it falls over rocks.  From passive to active, this water flows and changes down the river path.

Due to the many rapids along this river’s path, it is apparently very popular with canoe enthusiasts.  Aside from the Seven Sisters, there are also the towns of River Hills, Elma, Whitemouth, and Hadashville located along the river in Manitoba, Canada.

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