A great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stands in the bright sunlight at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge near Sherman, Texas
Herons of all kinds seem to be a favorite subject of wildlife photographers. I’m no different. Maybe it’s because they tend to be easy targets. Or maybe it’s because they come in various sizes and colors. It could be their prehistoric appearance. Whatever the reason, Herons are a great subject for photographers and birdwatchers alike.
Herons are everywhere. They can be found in city lakes and ponds, along side the road where rain water has gathered, all the way to the Florida Everglades. Regardless of the location, I can’t help but stop and watch this unique creature. There’s something about a tall, lanky bird slowly stalking its prey in the shallow waters along a shore line that fascinates me every time.
This week I would like to share some of my favorite Heron images. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed capturing them.
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A Green Heron (Butorides virescens) gazes into the water from the limbs of a mangrove tree at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge in Titusville, Florida.
A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) catches a small Large Mouth Bass in the shallow waters at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge near Sherman, Texas.