16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Green Heron gets a mouthful for lunch

A green heron set to swallow a frog after catching it at the edge of a pond around noon at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia, USA. It was fascinating to watch the bird meticulously going through a lunch ritual -- using its bill to twist the head of the prey and drowning it before positioning it headfirst and then swallowing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Vienna , Virginia, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5500
Copyright: © Parameswaran Ponnudurai