13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Egret in breeding colors

The photo was taken at Wakodahatchee Wetlands in Delray Beach, Florida. This is a manmade wetlands with a boardwalk, created by the local water company to act as a water filter. I typically spend 1-2 hours there, 5-6 days per week just enjoying nature and taking photographs. This has been a terrific learning experience for me as I have become aware of the many species of birds and wildlife that live there and their habits. This photo was taken shortly after the peak breeding season.

This photo is a finalist in the Natural World category of our 13th Annual Photo Contest. See all 70 finalists here.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Wakodahatchee Wetlands, Delray Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: DSLR-A200
Copyright: © Sidney Schnyder
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