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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
A Tricolored Splash

The Tricolored Heron (Egretta tricolor) hunts energetically, often crouched even with the water with its neck coiled. Once its target is located the heron extends its neck with speed and agility to capture its prey. J. N. "Ding" Darling NWR on Sanibel Island, Florida. March 2015

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Date Taken: 03.2015
Date Uploaded: 06.2015
Photo Location: Sanibel, Florida, United States of America
Copyright: © Teri Franzen