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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great blue heron's preened feathers

Great blue heron (Ardea herodias) shows freshly arranged feathers after a thorough preening. Photographed on Florida's Gulf coast.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 10.2017
Photo Location: Sanibel, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Sandy Ashley
Awards
Photo of the Day: 10.20.17
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