19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Distractions at Sunset

I was on my way back to the car after a day of birding on a local beach when I noticed it was going to be a stunning sunset so I decided to hang around and take it in. While watching the sun slowly set, I became aware that a Great Blue Heron was fishing near the shore and the sun was moving to align with the bird.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Dominion, Canada
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Steve McGrath