Two people linger on the beach to see the sunset on the horizon at Bonita Springs, Florida
A sliver of the setting sun creates silhouettes of the palm tree in Bonita Springs, Florida
Palm trees provide a nice contrast to the sunset at Bonita Springs, Florida
The sun about to disappear over the horizon at Bonita Springs, Florida
An inviting walkway to view the sunset at Bonita Springs, Florida
It is time to get out of the ocean as the sun has already set at Naples Pier, Florida
A couple watches while an individual captures sunset at Naples Pier, Florida
A panorama with a pier, boat and sunset in Naples, Florida
Sunset over the pier at Naples, Florida
The bright sun casts a golden glow around the pier at Naples, Florida
A couple enjoys the serenity after sunset at a lake in Estero, Florida
Clouds partially block the sunset at a lake in Estero, Florida
The gazebo serves well to frame the sunset at Estero, Florida
A colorful sunset by the viewing dock in Estero, Florida
A walkway, ramp, and gazebo combine to create a sunset composition in Estero, Florida
A lonely fisherman more focused on catching fish than viewing the beautiful sunset in Estero, Florida
Sunsets on the west coast of Florida are spectacular and often change daily. Will be posting images of these sunsets over the next few weeks. Here is an inviting dock on a lake in Estero offering a prime spot to view the sunset.
We end our series on raptors at the Carolina Raptor Center, North Carolina with a male Lanner Falcon looking at you.
The King Vulture is the most colorful vulture. The head and neck are red, yellow, and bluish; the eyes are white with red eye-rings; the body is buff above and white below; and the neck fringe is gray.
The King Vulture is an uncommon, large, and spectacular bird of lowland tropical forest, mainly in wilder areas and not around human habitation. Most often seen soaring overhead in mid-late morning, often fairly high up; rarely seen perched. Striking adult has a colorful head and neck, piercing white eyes, and mostly white plumage with a black trailing edge to the wings and tail. Here is a captive, perched vulture at Carolina Raptor Center, North Carolina.