NATURE is filled with surprises

This male Anhinga and is approximately 36 inches in size, its habitats are fresh water ponds and swamps. Unlike other water birds Anhinga lack oil glands and must perch in the sun with spread wings to dry its feathers. 

 The first time I saw one of these birds I was on a NATURE walk and thought snakes were swimming in the water, much later in time I learned they are also known as snakebird because the body submerges under water with only the head and neck above the surface of the water.