14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The hunter

A young night heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) was hunting anything that could be similar to a prey: insects, but also seeds, wood fragments, etc. Simply learning, or also a play?

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Date Taken: 09.2016
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Italy
Copyright: © Fabrizio Stefani