17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Arial Maneuvers

This photo was taken on the north branch of the Macatawa River (Holland, MI) as a juvenile great blue heron dove from its perch. It struggled with its head and body underwater, keeping its wings above the surface dry. It successfully snatched a catfish.

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Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Holland, Michigan, United States of America
Copyright: © Joel Phillips