15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Great Blue Heron catching a surprised catfish for dinner.

While walking around a lake near my home, I stopped to take notice of a heron moving slowly and looking intently at the water below. After a few minutes, all of a sudden, with lightning precision, the heron struck the water and caught dinner.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Apex, North Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Jason Alano