15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron Basking in the Afternoon Sun was taken as I discovered that a partially obscured heron was hiding down an embankment of the Sacramento River where there was a convenient wooden raft for it to rest upon as it gazed into the water. The afternoon sun was reflecting off its body to really display the beauty of its feathers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Redding, California, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6000
Copyright: © R Michael Kussow