16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blue Heron at Middleton Place Plantation in Charleston, SC

A blue heron was wading in a pond, looking for food. Occasionally, it dipped its beak into the water to feed. Water droplets are dripping from its face. The photo was taken in the late afternoon of April 8, 2018. I was particularly struck by the heron's eye!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX700 HS
Copyright: © Robert Rand