|1/800 | f/6.3 | ISO 320 | 700 mm|
I'd seen pictures of the reddish doing its dance, but had never had the chance to photograph it myself. "The dance" isn't a mating ritual, but instead is the nickname given to the energetic stalking technique that the reddish uses while hunting. It involves a zestful prance, often followed by an extension of its wings (to reduce any glare on the water) and a spearing if the prey.
While I wasn't able to capture the entire dance, I did fire away a few images of the prancing portion. The original intent was never to stitch the images together into an action panorama, but I think it worked out well.