Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa not practicing social physical distancing Dekle Beach Florida 2019

Dekle Beach Florida – Americana Collection

A Marbled Godwit Limosa fedoa stands out in the crowd of seabirds on a pier in Dekle Beach on the Florida Gulf Coast. When this image was captured the phrase "physical social distancing" was barely known. Now, during the pandemic spread of the SARS-CoV2 novel coronavirus causing COVID-19, this collection of birds serves as a reminder for everyone to keep a safe distance from others to avoid illness or death. We are all in this together.


camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED + Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E-III
focal length: 420mm | exposure: f/10 – 1/1250th second – ISO 1000


Herring Gull Larus argentatus and Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla non-breeding adult not practicing social physical distancing Dekle Beach Florida 2019

Dekle Beach Florida – Americana Collection

A Herring Gull Larus argentatus squawks at the surrounding colony of Laughing Gulls Leucophaeus atricilla (not practicing social physical distancing) on an overcast day in Dekle Beach, Florida.


camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED + Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E-III
focal length: 420mm | exposure: f/8 – 1/2000th second – ISO 1000


Double Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus not practicing social physical distancing Dekle Beach Florida 2019

Dekle Beach Florida – Americana Collection

A pair of Double Crested Cormorant Phalacrocorax auritus wedge onto an uneven pier rail with a collection of other seabirds (not practicing social physical distancing) on an overcast day in Dekle Beach, Florida.


camera: Nikon D500 | lens: AF Nikkor VR 300mm f/2.8G IF-ED + Nikon AF-S Teleconverter TC-14E-III
focal length: 420mm | exposure: f/10 – 1/1250th second – ISO 1000