Marine Birds Up Close

Photos by Pat Ford

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PHOTOGRAPHER'S SHOWCASE Pat Ford is a Miami attorney who has in recent years distinguished himself as among the world's very best photographers of fish and fishing. Besides being a regular contributor to Sport Fishing, Ford's images are widely published in many and regional national magazines and he's authored or been involved in several book projects. For more information and to see more of Ford's fabulous fishing photography from around the world, visit www.patfordphotos.com. PHOTO: Frigate snatching a ballyhoo off Key WestPat Ford
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A bald eagle in Everglades National parkPat Ford
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Anhinga in mating colorsPat Ford
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A sooty tern visits John Lang in the Seychelles - where there's no people, there's no fear.Pat Ford
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Bad dayPat Ford
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Brown booby hitching a ridePat Ford
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Cormorant softening up a catfish in Everglades National ParkPat Ford
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Fairy terns in the SeychellesPat Ford
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Frigates fighting over lunchPat Ford
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Frigates following sailfish up on the reef off key WestPat Ford
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Giant and snowy egret - size doesn't matterPat Ford
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GotchaPat Ford
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Gulls working bait off MontaukPat Ford
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Ibis in breeding colorsPat Ford
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If you name it, you can keep it...we rescued this little guy from Biscayne bayPat Ford
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Juvenile spoonbill in Everglades National ParkPat Ford
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Low tide in Everglades National parkPat Ford
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Need any help with those pinfishPat Ford
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Note the color patterns on these Cabo frigatesPat Ford
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Osprey on the huntPat Ford
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Osprey with a mullet lunch in Florida BayPat Ford
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Pelican landingPat Ford
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Roseate spoonbill in flight, ENPPat Ford
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Roseate spoonbill in Ft MyersPat Ford
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Snowy egret chasing baitPat Ford
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Sorry, lost my headPat Ford
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Spoonbill, snowy egret and a reddish egret doing lunchPat Ford
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Up close cormorantPat Ford
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We have liftoffPat Ford
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White pelicans in Everglades National ParkPat Ford
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White pelicans in Florida BayPat Ford