20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Tricolored Heron Hunting

This tricolored heron had been foraging in a coastal estuary along with a handful of other waders and shorebirds. The early-morning light was perfect and the water was very calm, all of which helped create the perfect setting for a high-speed capture of the heron hunting.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2022
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Panacea, Florida, United States of America
Camera: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Copyright: © Loren Merrill