May 26, 2008
This American Dipper was seen along the Firehole River in Yellowstone National Park.
Nicholas Richter was driving to see Old Faithful on an October day when he noticed dippers (Cinclus mexicanus)
on the riverbank. He set his tripod to bird's-eye level and took this photo during a brief moment of sun. He used a Canon EOS Digital Rebel and a 500mm lens with a 1.4x teleconverter.
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