17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A pair of great blue herons in an argument

A male and female great blue heron in the Florida wetlands. The birds had a unique and interesting interaction going on where it seemed like they are having a heated argument with one bird dominating it over the other. It was probably a mating ritual but the aggressive nature of the interaction made it very interesting and unique.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 04.2019
Photo Location: Delray Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Hrishikesh Nulkar