Little Blue Heronon the HuntLittle Blue Heron on the Hunt – Nikon D200, handheld, f6.3, 1/750, ISO 200, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 340mm, natural light

This Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea) was photographed in Florida as it hunted for prey in a shallow lagoon the edge of a marsh in late afternoon light.  The heron stalked small fish, crabs and shrimp while I sat in the warm water photographing it and the other birds nearby.