17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tri-colored Heron

The journey to "Ibis Pond", located at Pinckney Wildlife Refuge, was a hot and humid trip. A short distance down a gravel road led to copious amounts of waterfowl, and coastal views. This Tri-colored Heron sat atop the trees, basking in the sun, and watching the Refuge's visitors. He sat, almost oblivious to the world around him, as if he to found the views captivating.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2019
Date Uploaded: 07.2019
Photo Location: Hilton Head , South Carolina, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Copyright: © Tonya Lowman