Saturday

Canada Goose - Flying Upside Down


I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
– Thomas Jefferson

I was quite amazed when I looked at this and saw the goose flying upside down. I guess he's not really flying upside down - but maybe got bumped by one of the others which turned him over - mid flight.
Sometimes I get really LUCKY!

I did some more research on this and found that this is called a Whiffling - you

can read more about it HERE on Wikipedia.
Isn't Nature Amazing?

19 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

wow! great catch!

Richard said...

Did you notice the orientation of the head? It's in its' normal position. Maybe he was just trying to get a kink of the the neck and shoulders...lol.
Great picture.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Hope he recovered from being flipped upside down and continued his flight safely. That's quite the maneuver!

Val said...

what a shot!!

barbara l. hale said...

That's amazing! What timing! Maybe he just wanted to turn a flip.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is amazing. You were at the right place at the right time.

Jeanne said...

WOW, you did get lucky to catch this! I would love to know why he was like that and I hope he flipped back over soon!

Happyone said...

Wow that is beyond cool.

Country Girl said...

This is amazing!! You should enter this in something ~

forgetmenot said...

Amazing, and to think that you were there to capture his "topsy, turvy" flight. Happy Easter. Mickie :)

Steve Borichevsky said...

Ahhhhh! I'm sure he righted himself!

Mary said...

LOL! What a great shot that is! We saw one bump another and upset a whole vee one day. Now I know what it must have looked like up close! Can't believe you got this great shot! Wow.

Liz said...

WOW!! That's really cool.

Hilary said...

Wonderful shot, Kerri. This is too cool. His head still faces normally though. Such aeronautic acrobats.

heyBJK said...

That's awesome! I've seen geese spin in the air, often just prior to landing.

JaneK said...

holy cow! that is funny!! was he alright? how long did it take to right himself (of course it was a male driver haha!)? waht a great shot.... whoever doesn't think God has a sense of humor should look more closely at nature!!! thanks Kerri!

Cheryl Kohan said...

Talk about a cool capture! Love it!

Cheryl Kohan said...

Oh, and congratulations on your POTW mention!!

ladyfi said...

What great timing! Wonderful shot.

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