21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great blue heron taking off

A great blue heron lifting off from a draining pond near a park on the Monocacy River in Frederick, MD. This particular pond attracts several species of aquatic birds.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Frederick, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS Rebel T7
Copyright: © Charles Ray