Wait and see

Sometimes it’s best just to lie down and wait. Often photographers keep on chasing their targets, possibly disturbing them and rarely ending up with good pictures. In this case I took a different approach. I was just lying down in the sun on Fair Isle deleting a few pictures (I had forgotten to empty my memory card before I started). Suddenly I saw a couple of Ringed Plovers had moved in and were feeding right in front of me. Fortunately I now had a few empty spaces on my camera, so I could take a few shots. Then I had to delete a few more, so I could take more when the came close again. In the end, I was nicely rested and had some nice shots of Ringed Plovers, usually a fairly difficult bird to photograph in their breeding habitat.

Ringed Plover

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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