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16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Immature Black Crowned Night Heron From a Zodiac in a bay, Sea of Cortez

On a cloudy day we were riding in a Zodiac in one of the Bays in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico. There were a number of mature Black Crowned Night Herons but I saw this immature taking off and fortunately was able to get the picture.

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Date Taken: 03.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Mexico
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Copyright: © Jeffrey Whittingham