15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great White Egret Taking Off!

The Great White Egret is just lifting off with its shore side companion the Greater Yellowlegs watching. I photographed the Egret several minutes before when it flew to the location of this shot with the Greater Yellowlegs behind it. Almost as soon as it landed it was off again.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2017
Date Uploaded: 07.2017
Photo Location: Cambridge, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D750
Copyright: © Michael Osborne