21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The Last Tickle

The Circle of Life - The hunter becomes the hunted. A Great Blue Heron caught a juvenile alligator. These birds are truly fierce, eating almost everything from fish, other birds, small mammals and even reptiles.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 03.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Lakeland, Florida, United States of America
Copyright: © Robert Gloeckner