Saturday 19 February 2011

PhotoShare: White-fronted Plover Chick

I thought it was about time for another PhotoShare. I should be able to get to a longer, more informative blog post sometime soon, but with a new baby in the house, you know how it goes!

This cute little white-fronted plover chick was the object of my photographic pursuit one summer morning on the South African west coast town of Dwarskersbos. Unlike the other coastlines of South Africa which are marked by cliffs, rocks, forests and dunes...the west coast is marked by miles and miles of stretching, smooth beaches.

I got down very low for this perspective of this elusive little bird. As you can see from its plumage, it blends in very well with this beach environment which is filled with scattered broken bits of shells. Every time I got close, the chick laid down and got lost to my eyes.

Until next time...

Morkel Erasmus


  1. awwwww dis te sweet vir woorde

  2. Incredibly cute! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. Awesome Morkel! I think I can sense a pattern emerging if I look at the themes of your recent posts :)

  4. thanks folks...

    Chris - I hear you!