These tiny, threatened shorebirds are similar in size to a large sparrow, though they are heavier. They nest in only a couple of dozen locations along the California coast and number somewhere around 2000 breeding birds in the US.

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Usually when I take photographs of birds, getting a catchlight in the eye is critical to the shot. It creates a sense of consciousness or even soul in these birds.

But in the thick fog something interesting happens with these plovers. There's no possibility of a catchlight, just a very faint trace of the horizon line. That impenetrably dark eye takes on an infinite depth that pulls you in and doesn't let go.

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Not sure why, but your photos are invisible for me.
I had blocked content marked sensitive and apparently Snowy Plovers are sensitive. Sorry about that.

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