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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Portrait of a Green Heron Chick

This photo was taken at Wilde Lake in Columbia, Maryland. I had seen that there were green heron chicks, so I ventured to this lake for the first time. I came across one green heron chick that had not ventured far from the nest, unlike the 2 siblings that had also been spotted. As this baby waited for a parent to come back with food, I was able to shoot some photographs.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Columbia, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3500
Copyright: © Erin Lawlor