After photographing this great blue heron and his friends for a good while, he decided to head to greener pastures, so to speak. Luckily, I managed to get this silhouette shot of him just as he was taking off.

Still, after having spent lots and lots of time, taking many, many, MANY photos of these incredible creatures, I have not even come close to growing tired of them (and doubt I ever will!). They're such fascinating birds, from the way they move, to the way they hunt, to the amazing diversity of critters they'll shove down their throats.

Personally, I think this image captures the beauty and majesty of these birds quite well, despite the fact that it shows only a graceful outline - but hey... I'm biased ;)

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