15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Happy Fisherman

This Great Heron was quite proud of his catch. He wanted to gulp it down as fast as possible no doubt. But the decent sized Yellow Catfish had a very sharp fin sticking up on its back that was causing some concern and taking some time to remove. Gladly, this bought me the time I needed to get close to this beautiful bird.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2017
Date Uploaded: 09.2017
Photo Location: Texas, United States of America
Copyright: © Kelly Higginbotham