13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Egret Flipping a Fish In His Beak

The Egret was fishing and caught this small fish. The Egret flipped the fish so he could swallow it head-first. This keeps the gills of the fish closed so it is swallowed easier.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Hardeeville, South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Cynthia Staley