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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.

TAGS: Frog, Nature, Virginia, Wildlife

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Vienna, Virginia, United States of America
Member since 2015
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© Parameswaran Ponnudurai.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2018
Total Views: 11
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 10, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D5500
Focal Length: 600mm
Shutter Speed: 1/2000
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO1600
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PHOTO LOCATION Vienna , Virginia, United States of America