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Yellow-crowned night heron with crab

On the shores of Lake Pontchartrain in south Louisiana, I was photographing a heron with a nice-sized crab dangling from its mouth. When I was going through my images later, I realized that in this particular shot the crab was actually clamped onto the heron's tongue. Shortly after this frame, the crab released its grip and fell back into the water, only to be snatched up by the heron once again.

TAGS: Louisiana, Wildlife

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Metairie, Louisiana, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Charles Marshall.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2017
Total Views: 23
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: June 28, 2017, 2:59 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D7200
Focal Length: 550mm
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Aperture: f6.3
ISO: ISO640
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PHOTO LOCATION Metairi, Louisiana, United States of America