Western Grebe mating dance in sync by Steven Kovacs/Blue Planet Archive

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These magnificent waterbirds run in synchrony together across a shimmering lake in a mating ritual known as a 'water dance'.  Set on the incredible Lake Hodges, about 30 miles north of San Diego in California, USA, a flock of black and white Western Grebes perform their unique dances during the peak of the mating season.<br />
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The swan-like birds, with their long slender necks and red eyes, gathered in their hundreds on the lake as they paired off before rushing across it together.  Florida-based dentist Steven Kovacs, 52 and from Canada, is a keen photographer and travelled across America to capture the unique mating rituals on display here.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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