18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Purple heron with fish catch

Catch of the day!! The purple heron was in a still pose for a long time with an eye on its prey and I just waited for the moment. Suddenly it pierces a fish out of the mud and started flying away with pride showing its gorgeous wing display

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2020
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Mangalajodi, India
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Santosh Kumar Mahalik