Here's a little education post on my photography account. I took this photo a while back at the San Diego Zoo, one of my favorite places to go 😍 As you can see, i am an animal lover.
•Victoria Crowned Pigeon has stunning red eyes, fluffy feathers on its head, & a magnificent grey blue color!
•It is part of a genus of four unique, very large, ground-dwelling pigeons native to the New Guinea region
•Birds are super under rated animals that deserve so much more respect. Birds have been around for such a long time making them prehistoric animals. They obviously looked different & had features that gave them advantages at the time millions of years ago, but they have come a super long way surviving & evolving to today!
•GIVE ANIMALS THE RESPECT THEY DESERVE! They work so much harder than us, they are loyal to their families, & are very intelligent!
The saying isn't true...once you go gray, you DO come back. Once known as the Gray Jay, this charismatic character is once again known as the Canada Jay (Perisoreus canadensis). It is a bird of the north, with its range dipping down I to the U.S. only in select spots, like an old man dipping his toe into a hot bath. So perhaps the name, Canada Jay, suits it just fine.
These Jays cache loads of food for their harsh, northern winters. Up in Canada, they are stowing away food like mad, secreting it away in tree nooks and stone crannies while no one else is looking. Mostly, they are cautious to store it above eventual snow lines. And they secure their feasts-for-later with a sticky saliva that serves as glue.
Canon 5D IV, 400 ƒ/4 DO IS II, 1.4x TC III
560mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 1250