16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Great blue heron prepares for flight
Walking around our park provides an exhilarating experience as you never know what nature if going to offer you each day. At reaching one year of being cancer free and regaining my strength, I believe that my appreciation for life and everything around me heightened. As I spied this Great Blue Heron hunting in the pond, I watched for several minutes. I've studied them in awe as they patiently wait to feel that fish around their legs so that they may claim their breakfast. I've learned to watch their positions as to know when they are preparing to fly, as the moment flashes by quickly. The morning light perfectly displays his beautiful feathers with their bright colors and distinct texture.
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||Nov. 30, 2018, 5:12 a.m.