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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile tries to kill a Green Heron fledgling!

I was watching a Green Heron fledgling perched on a limb when a Black-crowned Night Heron juvenile swooped in grabbed the fledgling and flew down to the pond bellow. There the Night Heron began to tried to kill the Green Heron. The story has a happy ending the Green was able to escape to the bank of the pond!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2014
Date Uploaded: 07.2016
Photo Location: Delray Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Copyright: © Philip Rathner