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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A great blue heron by the Oakland-SF bay bridge

The start of Pacific Northwest fire season this year was marked by unprecedented heat waves and blackouts. Shorelines provide a socially distant respite from the heat, though they've long been home to waterfowl like this great blue heron.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 09.2020
Photo Location: Oakland, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5300
Copyright: © Lydia Lee