This bird was a bit too ambitious while feeding and was caught by a breaking wave as he hustled back to drier sand. The raised wings added a nice touch of action, and I was stoked to see the frothy splash when I consulted the display screen after our encounter. It was totally worth getting soaked.
Nickerson Beach, Nassau County, New York, 8/5/19
Canon 600mm f/4 IS II on EOS 1DX Mark II
1/3200 at f/5.6, ISO 800