Happy New Year!

What better way to start the new year than with a walk on the beach on Sanibel Island?  We had a glimpse of a dolphin near the shore, several birds, and lots of sponge that had washed onto the beach.  Wishing everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

Just had a small glimpse of this dolphin.  He seems to have been in a few fights since he has scars on his back and bites out of his tail fin.

Lots of different sponges had washed onto the beach today.  I think they are unique and interesting to photograph.

This bird is a Magnificent Frigatebird.  There were several over the water today, but this is as close as I could get to one, even with the long lens.  It isn't the best pic, but thought I'd share.  

And then back home to a beautiful butterfly.