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15th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Yellow-crowned night heron with prey

A yellow crowned night-heron, Nyctanassa violacea, hunting in standing water in northwest Louisiana tosses its prey, a crawfish, in order to align it for swallowing.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 08.2017
Photo Location: Bossier City, Louisiana, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D500
Copyright: © Allen Smith