For #MeerMittwoch just off the coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico a few weeks ago. As we were heading out from land this boat passed us on the way in, noticeable because of the pelicans and frigate birds following it in, thanks to the offerings of fish from one of the men aboard. You can see a pelican sitting on the boat's aft too.
Food Bowl: #FrigateBird with #Shark
Melanesian, Solomon Islands, 20th c.
Wood w/ inlaid mother-of-pearl, 8 7/8 x 9 1/4 x 28 1/4 in. (22.54 x 23.5 x 71.8cm)
Seattle Art Museum 65.24: https://art.seattleartmuseum.org/objects/10813/food-bowl-frigate-bird-with-shark
#IndigenousArt #MelanesianArt #BirdsInArt
This is another magnificent frigatebird (Fregaya magnificens), I posted a picture of one coming out of Gaveston last week. This one was over the water at Costa Maya, Mexico. There were several flying around, circling over the bay. I got a lot of pics, so you can look for me to post more in the coming months.
for the Instagram-enabled:
My new phone wallpaper is a reminder of my #priorities. A few weeks back, my podiatrist told me that the pain #rheumatoid disease damage causes in my feet is only fixable with steroid shots in the short term and surgery that will cost me #mobility...
#Galapagos #chronicpain #accessible
#Rheumatoiddisease #frigatebird #rheumatoidarthritis #motivation #perseverance #thisiswhatsixtylookslike #thisiswhatdisabledlookslike #Ecuador
Frigatebird Flaunting It
Description: Puffing up his large, red neck pouch, hoping to attract a mate, this frigatebird scans the skies for a likely companion.
Location: Galapagos, Ecuador, South America
Why #frigatebirds can't float? https://www.audubon.org/news/why-frigatebirds-cant-float
The #seabirds can stay aloft over the open #ocean for months, but they don't really have a choice. Their #feathers — unlike those of nearly all other sea #birds — are not #waterproof. Instead, the #frigatebird is a master of staying aloft. Tracking devices placed on frigatebirds near #Madagascar showed that they often stay in the air for a month and half at a time.