My Favorite Images / Green Heron

 

This Green Heron was hunting the shallow water of the Lake Mattamuskeet Wildlife Refuge in eastern North Carolina. It is very well camouflaged and can be difficult to see as it stands motionless waiting for small fish to approach within striking range, but it frequently announces its presence by its loud squawking. It uses its long bill in a quick spearing motion to catch the fish.

Canon EOS 1D MKIII, EF 400mm F2.8 L USM lens, Gitzo Tripod

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