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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Reddish Egret

While visiting the beach I saw this unusual looking heron or egret that I have not seen before. I was happy to be able to spend a couple hours following it around the beach and photographing it. Upon reading up on the Reddish Egret, I found out that there may only be a few thousand of them in the United States. They are a protected bird.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: New Smyrna Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D5200
Copyright: © Mindy Roth