Supporting each man on the top of the tide' pub.1876. Creator: Henry Holiday (1839 - 1927)
Supporting each man on the top of the tide' from The Hunting of the Snark, an Agony in Eight Fits, by Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898), pub. 1876 (b/w engraving). Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832-1898); pen name: Lewis Carroll.
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Grey herons fighting over a fish
Grey herons (Ardea cinerea) fighting over a fish. This large heron is found throughout temperate regions of Europe and Asia, near estuaries, marshes, rivers and lakes. It feeds mostly on fish, which it spears with its long, dagger-like bill, but it also eats small mammals and young birds. Photographed in winter.
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James's flamingos (Phoenicopterus jamesi) feeding by Laguna Colorada (the Coloured Lake), Bolivia, at sunset. Flamingos have exceptionally long legs and long, flexible necks. They submerge their bills in the water to feed by filtering algae and other tiny organisms. James's flamingos, along with the other two types of Andean flamingos, flock to this lake to raise their chicks from November. This salty lake lies within the Salar de Uyuni, a salt basin on the Bolivian altiplano (mountain plateau) that lies over 3.5 kilometres high in the Andes mountains.
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