19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Biting off more than you can chew

This egret was fishing fairly unsucessfully for a while before it was ultimately able to capture a fairly sizable fish. Unfortunately for this egret, this fish was perhaps a little too big and resistant for it to easily consume and it had to struggle for a good while before it could finally swallow it. I captured this photo in the middle of its struggle, looking more than a bit nonplussed over the whole situation

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D300S
Copyright: © Anthony Zhu