Tom Turkey | Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Tom Turkey

I was able to photograph this Tom Turkey crossing over a stream on a log in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. A flock of about 20 turkeys I was following and photographing, crossed over a mountain stream with a few turkeys using this log to get across. I positioned my self to be able to capture a few Tom Turkeys walking across. I like the lead foot still in the air and not yet gripping the log showing the movement.

Adult males, known as toms or gobblers, normally weigh between 16 and 24 pounds. Gobblers have iridescent red, green, copper, bronze and gold feathers and a hairy goatee. They use these bright colors to great advantage when attracting females during breeding season.

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