16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Green Heron gets a mouthful for lunch
A green heron set to swallow a frog after catching it at the edge of a pond around noon at the Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia, USA. It was fascinating to watch the bird meticulously going through a lunch ritual -- using its bill to twist the head of the prey and drowning it before positioning it headfirst and then swallowing.
© Parameswaran Ponnudurai.
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||Nov. 10, 2018, 7:08 p.m.