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Pretty predator makes a catch

Snowy egrets have yellow feet for a reason. They drag them in the water to startle and confuse small fish which they catch with a quick snap of their bills. The delicate breeding plumage seen here nearly led to their extinction in the last century when the feathers were in demand for fashionable ladies' hats.

TAGS: Catch, Egret, Fishing, Florida, Predator

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Solomons, Maryland, United States of America
Member since 2019
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© Thomas J. Conroy.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2019
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 7, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D610
Focal Length: 300mm
Shutter Speed: 1/3200
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Florida, United States of America