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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Preening heron

I captured this heron perched on a tree. I saw this beautiful bird fly past me and perched in a tree several yards away. This Black crowned night heron was trying to preen itself and also hide away from onlookers. I captured it perched from a distance.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
Copyright: © Monica Martin