13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Reddish Egret revealing magnificent wings

Reddish egrets are known to "dance"-that is, to move erratically while hunting to confuse prey prior to striking. This reddish egret revealed his wings while hunting for fish, casting a sunny reflection on the shallow water.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Sanibel, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Alessandra Ashley