"places to hunt places to hide are getting harder to find, and pet canaries and goldfish too, did you notice that?" - Charles Bukowski
The Great Blue Heron is a patient hunter, slowly gliding though the water watching and waiting for the perfect moment to strike. It is quite exciting to come across a Heron going about its business, which is usually eating or sleeping and sometimes grooming.
It takes a lot of fish to fill up one of these massive birds, and not just fish. Basically anything small enough to fit down its throat will be consumed, so be warned when photographing these beautiful birds.
In order to photograph a hunting Heron you have to move a stealthily and slowly meditatively and with purpose, as they do. There is something magical about witnessing this gorgeous bird going about its business naturally, without the slightest clue it was also being hunted. Fortunately for it I was only hunting for its beauty with my camera lens. Although it was a lot of fun, I too grew hungry and decided to call it a day. The Heron, also still hungry was still hunting when I left and it is very likely that he or she is still hunting now.