17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The hunters catch

Under the bright blue sky, a green heron is in the act of catching a damselfly. Green herons are known for stocking their prey and on this day it happened to be insects. A damselfly flew by at the perfect moment in which the green heron extended its long neck and caught it right out of the air. It happened so quickly that you could have blinked your eyes more than ten times in the moment! The speedy predator had claimed his prize with a glorious pose, showing off what it takes to be the best at hunting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 09.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Redding , California, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3500
Copyright: © Malachi Isome