Slime covered Nutria - shockingly, the boys loved this. This was a slough of sorts or maybe a large irrigation/overflow ditch that ran next to the road. Parts of it were very still and the algae took advantage!
I handed Joel the camera because this scene was on his side of the car and said, "take a picture." He did and this is what he got, it's one of my favorites from the day.
There is one point along the auto route that you can actually get out of your vehicle and walk into an actual blind. This little guy greeted us when we got there.
Seriously, my heart skips a beat, this is gorgeous, and lucky for me I can tune out the rambunctious boys in the back seat long enough to enjoy it and snap a picture too.
It's hard to get these hunters on camera, just when you think you've got the shot, they dive and swoop out of the shot.