Photo Submission

Submitted By

Megan Blythe

Augusta, GA, United States


Observed at Phinizy Swamp Nature Park in the “Water Garden” pond. This particular Coot came very close to the observation pier and allowed me to get some great close shots! He just went about his afternoon, diving for food and interacting with fellow Coots in the pond, completely comfortable with my son and I watching him. I love how this Coot could dive, then come above water completely dry as the water instantly beaded off his body like magic.




American Coot (Fulica Americana)