Culture Art & Media Photo: American Avocets Reflect Upon Themselves By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Gary Ellwein / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Utah's Great Salt Lake. Look at these elegant long-legged waders, swishing through the reflective surface of the Great Salt Lake. Cornell Lab of Ornithology explains that these pretty birds forage in shallow fresh and saltwater wetlands, salt ponds, impoundments, and evaporation ponds, making their appearance here no surprise. The Lab also notes that when feeding, these birds captured aquatic invertebrates by sweeping their bill side to side, a signature behavior called "scything." Photo: Gary Ellwein Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group.