A heron fishing in silhouette

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Walking back from the birds along the shoreline of the Bow River, I drew a line along the ponds in the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.  The daylight was failing and the paths were in deep shadow.  The water reflected the southern sky where there were breaks in the surrounding forest.  In one of these bright patches, was a welcome surprise, there stood a Great blue heron, his profile silhouetted and motionless at first.

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The bird then moved slowly in the shallows and I loved watching as the hunter stalked the fish below.

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Within a couple of minutes, a strike came.  The water was pitch black to me but that did not help this fish.  The heron lifted its head out of the water with a very nice sized dinner I would imagine.

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Once finished, the heron continued to ply its trade, looking to have seconds.

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24 responses

  1. iamnotscaredofspiders

    Wow! Amazing photos!

    November 9, 2016 at 7:21 am

  2. Beautiful pictures.

    October 7, 2016 at 12:55 pm

  3. Lili

    Stunning photos. ❤

    October 6, 2016 at 6:57 am

  4. A beautiful bird, this one and a stealthy hunter. Like the sillouettes.

    October 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm

    • Thanks Jane! They are incredible to watch as they stalk fish in the shallows.

      October 7, 2016 at 3:06 pm

  5. azillamon

    never seen such majestic bird before!

    October 3, 2016 at 9:32 am

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  7. Kenny

    gorgeous watching how it stalks the prey

    October 3, 2016 at 5:58 am

  8. Great silhouettes and colors ~ beautiful work once again Christopher!

    October 3, 2016 at 4:18 am

  9. Mike Hohmann

    I love watching these birds; their slow, deliberate movements as they stalk their prey in the shallows. Beautiful!

    October 2, 2016 at 8:29 pm

  10. Great pic!

    October 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm

  11. Nice

    October 2, 2016 at 4:47 pm

  12. The nature lets us sometimes see art of its own. These photos make my eyes wet, they are so incredible.

    October 2, 2016 at 4:16 pm

  13. Lovely monochrome pic!

    October 2, 2016 at 2:09 pm

  14. Beautiful

    October 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm

  15. Iris Buchaski

    Your work is absolutely spectacular! Love your photography.

    Iris Buchaski

    Sent from my Galaxy Tab® A

    October 2, 2016 at 1:21 pm

  16. Interesting 🙂 The backdrop of the silhoutte against the water is stunning!

    October 2, 2016 at 1:06 pm

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  18. Wow! Gorgeous color and beautiful bird!

    October 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm

  19. Very beautiful! Especially the last one!

    October 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm

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