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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Blue Heron while hiking trails and swampland at Magnolia Plantation

My husband and I were hiking at Magnolia Plantation near Charleston when we took a little-used trail into a swamp area of bamboo, bald cypress, spanish moss, and wetland trees. I have seen many blue herons before, but never one so truly blue! The lighting was perfect, as was the day.

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Date Taken: 04.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Charleston , South Carolina, United States of America
Copyright: © Susan Wirth