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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tricolored heron, feeding

Tricolored herons will often sit along the edge of a shallow pond. As they spot swarms of minnows feeding near the surface, the will fly out from their perch, dipping the bill or even whole head into the water, to catch a small fish in their bill.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 12.2018
Date Uploaded: 10.2019
Photo Location: Boynton Beach, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Michael Ross