12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Great White

I was able to get relatively close to this Great White Egret who was intensely focused on something in the distance. There seemed to be little interest or concern about my approach. The light cast a blue shadow on the bird's handsome white feathers. Shortly after this capture my camera frame was filled with a feathered frenzy as the bird flew off.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Van Nuys, California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D600
Copyright: © Rob Rosenbaum