17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Blue Heron holding a Trophy Catfish

This great blue heron snagged a catfish at a small pond located in the city of Toronto. The heron then spent 20 minutes "kneading" the fish until it was compact enough to be swallowed whole.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Toronto, Canada
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Paulo Tardao