21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Good Catch

Hiking the trail around one of the local lakes in Ottawa, Canada, I spotted a Black-crowned Night Heron patiently balancing itself on a log, watching the water intently. Using a 200-500mm lens and a fast shutter speed, I was able to take this image as it quickly grabbed an unsuspecting tadpole out of the water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Ottawa, Canada
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Sierra Slogar