16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Feeding time on the nest.

I was observing Great Egrets on the nest when the chicks started biting at their parent’s beak , the older chick was notably dominant and larger than the other two. I quickly focused on this behavior and was able to capture some revealing photos of feeding time in the nest and survival of the fittest or largest in this case.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 04.2018
Photo Location: St. Augustine, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 6D
Copyright: © Corinne Morton