17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Gathering of night herons.

This is a picture of a family of night herons. From spring to summer, young night herons breed in Lake Izunuma. In early autumn, young birds gather and prepare to return to the south.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Kurihara, Japan
Camera: NIKON D4S
Copyright: © Hiromi Kano