I just spent a few days in Austin, TX for a bachelor party. Most of our time was spent around either a lake, river or pool, all of which are pretty unsafe places to bring prized electronics in a bachelor party setting. Needless to say, I didn't take my camera with me for large portions of the trip. Thankfully, one morning while we were lounging around, I looked out the window and saw this big bird outside. At first I didn't know what it was, but I sprinted upstairs to get my camera, excited to get a photo. I take off the lens cap, open the door, and as soon as I step out of the air conditioned house into the hot and humid Texas air, my lens completely fogs over. Noooo! Thankfully, it was a large property which allowed for other opportunities, and by the time my lens was clear, I was able to get a shot of this beautiful roadrunner, mid-stride, as it was darting round.
"A bird born to run, the Greater Roadrunner can outrace a human, kill a rattlesnake, and thrive in the harsh landscapes of the Desert Southwest."
-All About Birds (website)