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18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The chase (for food between a black headed Ibis and a grey heron)

The Chase On a chilly winter morning, just as the sun rises spreading its golden light, a black-headed ibis caught a bullfrog. But before it could devour its prey, a mighty grey heron flew in and tried to snatch the catch and the chase began. However, in the end, the ibis dropped its prey and no one could get their morning breakfast. This particular image shows the chase and the drop of the prey.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2020
Photo Location: Mangalajodi, India
Camera: NIKON D850
Copyright: © Santosh Kumar Mahalik