Western Grebe Glow-through

Illustrations of the skeleton were first done on page and then brought into Adobe Illustrator.

Grebes have a peculiar anatomy to them that make them very different to other water fowl. Their feet are so far behind their body that makes it very difficult for them to walk on solid ground. However, this anatomical feature is what allows them to perform one of the most unique mating dances. Having feet that are far behind their body with large blade-like toes, they are able to run across water, making them the largest vertebrate in the world to do so.