Avocet: Ready for Takeoff
An American avocet crouches down
for a final push before flight.
Baylands Park & Nature Preserve
Palo Alto, California
A California mule deer pauses
during his foraging in the forest.
Yosemite National Park, California
Ready to Fish
A snowy egret searches carefully
in the shallow water for small fish (dinner).
Mountain View, California