It’s a… bird?
From National Geographic magazine:
"A trick of light seems to give an extra pair of feet to this phalarope bird, seen from below the water."
The photo was taken by Bates Littlehales, a staff photographer for the National Geographic Society for 37 years, who is now a nature photographer.
A more traditional view of a phalarope
– Patterns in Nature: Reflections, National Geographic>>
– Bates Littlehales, National Geographic>>
– Grey Phalarope, GoBirding.eu>>