Making a Splash – A Foraging Snowy Egret

Foraging Snowy EgretForaging Snowy Egret – Nikon D7100, f9, 1/1250, ISO 400, +1.0 EV, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

I enjoy watching Snowy Egrets foraging for prey and I had the opportunity to do that up close last week at Glover Pond with this egret. I do wish I could have gotten a lower angle but there is a fence in front of the pond and getting out of the vehicle would have scared all the birds away. The adult Snowy Egret had jabbed its bill into the water to capture prey and came up empty but it sure made a splash.


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. The angle works for me. Shows the rings in the water where the droplets have fallen. Beautiful bird.

  2. Stunning. Incredibly beautiful bird – and I hope he/she was more successful in later attempts.

  3. I think that angle is fine, as everyone agrees what a great image you managed. Good work Mia!

  4. Oh! Beautiful picture!

  5. Excellent timing! Super image!!

  6. gorgeous capture … what a beautiful creature!!! love the flying water droplets …

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