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Egret Encounter

April 18, 2017

Egret Encounter

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Kyle Kusa Kyle Kusa

While driving on a June day, I stopped to observe a salt marsh on Long Island, New York. There, I found two snowy egrets engaged in territorial dispute. Likely vying for space to hunt, neither of these birds was willing to budge without a fight. As they leapt into the air, feathers flew and water splashed. The whole engagement lasted only a few seconds.

The most ubiquitous animals on the island either have scales or feathers so they naturally became favorite subjects of mine to photograph. Birds are really fascinating. They have so much character. Whether hunting, flying, courting, or nurturing their young, birds can provide endless opportunities for images.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This photo was chosen as the top submission for Wild View’s Animal Antics Assignment. Participate in our new Wild View assignment here.

Nikon D7200 with Tamron 150-600mm Lens


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John Stahl
April 20, 2017 at 9:38 am

Kyle…wonderful action shot. Looks like a scene that I might see at the Oceanside Marine Study Area that I often visit.