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Sand and Sea
Great Blue Heron - 17
Once the GBH visually locked onto its prey it moved ever so slowly, easing itself towards the water's edge, then: SPLASH!!! It was over before my eye-hand communication could accomplish anything - like take a photograph.
The best I could do was this shot as the GBH was almost in its upright position again, its wings not yet resting by its side, and only a small ring of disturbed water remaining in the duck weed.
It's a catfish - good eating, even by human standards. Note that the GBH's beak did not grab the catfish - a la chop sticks; both the upper and lower beak pierced the tough skin of the catfish (Note to self: I'm impressed!).
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