13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Green Heron showing off near the sidewalk.
This green heron was looking for dinner in the lake as I was walking on the sidewalk with my husband. He was pretty, but not particularly outstanding. In seconds, he transformed from low by the water, to tall, with a dramatic crop of black on his head. That was the day I found out that birds are not always what they appear to be. I would not have believed it if I hadn't seen it happen that evening.
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