The Great Blue Heron is an amazing bird with a wingspan of nearly 6 feet from wing tip to wing tip. It's an amazing hunter and will wade out into shallow water with it's long slender legs and barely make a ripple. It will sometimes spear it prey with it's long pointy bill.
This Heron kept us occupied for close to an hour as we sat silently waiting for him to get close enough for some decent images. It was very interesting to observe the movements of this great hunter. He moved carefully through the shallows with incredible patience in search of an unsuspecting fish or frog. As we watched he did end up catching a small fish which he swallowed in one gulp. I was able to snap a few images but apparently one quick reflection from my camera lens caused him to take flight. Nature photography requires loads of patience but that perfect shot can be so rewarding.