15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A high voltage confrontation like never seen before

A late afternoon at the south western coastal belt of India a small estuary called sasihitalu or kodi by the locals. I was out there to get some plover and sandpiper shots and to my surprise i was blessed to witness a rare territorial clash between two western reef egrets or herons. I call it "Clash of the clans" .

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2017
Photo Location: mangalore, India
Camera: NIKON D5100
Copyright: © Praveen Bhat