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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Heron's Lucky Catch

While in the busy city of Lima, Peru, I came across a small pond with a myriad of fish. To my surprise, a black-crowned night-heron was striding through the water, carefully observing the water for an easy fish to catch. It was able to catch a large tilapia. Despite the developed urban environment of Lima, animals are able to adapt to the changing and disappearing natural world.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2016
Date Uploaded: 04.2016
Photo Location: Lima, Peru
Camera: DSC-HX400V
Copyright: © Henry Zou