What’s for Dinner?

Voles are quite plentiful now at the Ridgefield NWR, providing meals for herons, egrets, and various raptors that are skillful and patient enough to execute a catch.  This Great Blue Heron was already in stealth hunting mode when I pulled up in my truck about 50 feet away.  Within a couple of minutes the vole was in the shute.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 10:45 a.m.

Voles are quite plentiful now at the Ridgefield NWR, providing meals for herons, egrets, and various raptors that are skillful and patient enough to execute a catch.  This Great Blue Heron was already in stealth hunting mode when I pulled up in my truck about 50 feet away.  Within a couple of minutes the vole was in the shute.    Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2000, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 10:45 a.m.

2 thoughts on “What’s for Dinner?”

  1. WoW! Fantastic moment captured!! Love your photography! Thank you Dennis for capturing nature moments that I would otherwise not be able to witness! It brings a smile to my day!:)

    1. You are welcome, Christy! I’m having the time of my life shooting these awesome creatures. And, thank YOU for your continued loyalty to my site and for your encouraging comments.

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