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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Patient Heron at Dusk

Gray heron Patiently fishing in a small pond in Northern Scotland. Standing completely still in the water it is able to lure fish towards it by habituating them to its presence before striking. I witnessed only a single unsuccessful strike in the 10 minutes I watched this individual but it did not seem deterred.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Gairloch, United Kingdom
Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Copyright: © Rhodri phillipps