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.
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.
I had blocked content marked sensitive and apparently Snowy Plovers are sensitive. Sorry about that.
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