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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Black headed Heron captures Namaqua Dove in Kgalagadi National Park at the Leeuwdril waterhole

The photo reflects unusual behaviour of Black Headed Heron using a waterhole to capture smaller birds in order to survive in an extremely hot and dry environment - the Kgalagadi National Park in South Africa.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: South Africa
Copyright: © Edwin Alexander