I saw a bunch of woodpecker holes in dead trees on a trail in Los Angeles and decided to wait to see if one would come. I only had to wait about 20 minutes before they started showing up but most of them were too far away. This shot of a baby acorn woodpecker came about an 1 hour later just as I was giving up, so happy I got this one!
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 21
Award Score: 65 (Value 12, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California | The United States
Photographer: Laria Saunders (Oakland, California, United States) Registered
Laria Saunders is an award-winning photographer from California with a passion for photography that spans three decades. She comes from a family of artists, is self-taught and has a BA from UCLA/World Arts & Culture. She started off as a dancer/teacher until 1998 when she became disabled with Chronic Migraines, Partial Transverse Myelitis and other pain syndromes. Severe pain caused total isolation for many years including seven months of hospitalization and continues to disable her today. Thanks to the support of her partner, James she is able to pursue her love for abstract, nature and street photography and just completed a five-year abstract collection. Laria currently lives in East Bay, San Francisco.