Flight
A gull flies into the sunrise at Cape May State Park, NJ.

A gull flies into the sunrise at Cape May State Park, NJ.

I have been watching and photographing birds for many years now and I occasionally still find myself being amazed, probably even a bit jealous, at how they can fly around.  I wanted to share some of the photos of these amazing creatures showing off their flight skills and I hope you enjoy the collection I’ve put together.

A Snowy Egret taking off at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Brigantine, NJ.

A Forsters Tern cruising over the water looking for fish at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Brigantine, NJ.

An Osprey flies overhead at JN Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, FL.

A big White Pelican coming in for a landing in Sebastian, FL.

One of the most striking looking birds, this Razorbill is coming in to land on Machias Seal Island off the coast of Maine.

An Atlantic Puffing trying to land on the crowded rocks at Machias Seal Island.

Another Razorbill landing at Machias Seal Island.

This Least Tern was defending its nesting area on the beach at Cape May State Park, NJ.

A Herring Gull takes off as the sun rises over the ocean at Barnegat Light, NJ.

This Double-Crested Cormorant makes quite the commotion as it takes off in the water at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, DE.

A Ring-Billed Gull was feeding in the waters at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Brigantine, NJ.

A Great Egret flies overhead at Cape May State Park, NJ.

One of my favorite flight shots, this Ring-Billed Gull looked as though it was dancing on the water as the early morning sun lit up the fog at Conowingo Dam, MD.

The wing tip gently touches the water as this Great Blue Heron flies away at Trap Pond State Park in Laurel, DE.

An adult Bald Eagle looks incredibly powerful as it flies by at Conowingo Dam, MD.

The sometimes goofy looking American Oystercatcher gently touches down on the beach at Cape May State Park, NJ.

A flock of Northern Gannets are lit up as the sun breaks through the storm clouds on the beach at Cape May State Park, NJ.

A squabble between two American Goldfinches as they expertly fly around each other at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Brigantine, NJ.

It looks like one of the Tree Swallows is telling the other to back off at Forstyhe National Wildlife Refuge in Brigantine, NJ.

I think the Yellow Warbler is so beautiful and this one really shows off its colors as it hovers under the leaves trying to get some insects at Amico Island Park in Delran, NJ.

One of the most acrobatic fliers I’ve ever seen, this Barn Swallow is hunting for flying insects over the water at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, PA.

A female Ruby-Throated Hummingbird hovering in a garden of Zineas.

A Red-Tailed Hawk looking down at me as it flies overhead.

An immature Bald Eagle flies into the early morning sun as the fog hangs over the river at Conowingo Dam, MD.

An adult Northern Gannet flies over the Atlantic Ocean miles from the shore of Lewes, DE.

One of the most incredible flying birds I’ve ever witnessed, this Greater Shearwater can cruise over the waves out at sea at fast speeds all while making it look completely effortless.  Taken approximately 10 miles off the coast of Lewes, DE.

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.