Floating feather with raindrop on it

Flight of Fancy

 

I was fortunate to have a chance encounter with this feather when I was rowing our dinghy off Newcastle Island, near Nanaimo.

Feathers are complicated structures, providing birds with many functions including warmth and insulation and control over their flight. But I like to imagine this feather, with its single water droplet, as a simple boat carrying a solo passenger, just like my dinghy was that morning.

About Laurie MacBride, Eye on Environment

Photographer and writer focusing on nature and the environment

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