19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great Egret Watercolors

This is a telephoto image of a Great Egret and a partial reflection in a dark mirrored surface of an estuary.The bird took on a painterly appearance in the shadows .The contrast with the bright orange bill against the glassy surface of the water was striking.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Los Osos, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Wayne Angeloty