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Horned Grebe Catches a Bay Pipefish

Photographer Gregg Thompson watched a Horned Grebe catch — and eat — a bay pipefish at the Edmonds Marina on Puget Sound in Washington State.

A Horned Grebe eyeing a Bay Pipefish at Edmonds Marina

Horned Grebe catching a Bay Pipefish in Puget Sound waters

A Horned Grebe catches a Bay Pipfish in the waters at Edmonds Marina, WA

Horned Grebe eating a pipefish

A Bay Pipefish becomes a snack for a Horned Grebe

Wondering how this bird got the descriptor "Horned"? Check out its breeding plumage!

A Horned Grebe in breeding plumage

Gregg writes: "Bay pipefish are family relatives of seahorses. The males raise and tend the young in specialized pouches." Learn more about the bay pipefish here.


All photos © Gregg Thompson and may not be used without permission.

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