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Submitted By

Lyssa Koo

Lake Apopka Loop Trail, Apopka, FL, USA

Description

Great Blue Heron spears an early morning catch at Lake Apopka, Florida on Sunday, February 16, 2020. The rising sun behind illuminates the kill.

The fish, flopping around in death throes, and the Heron, attempting to remove the fish from its beak, attracted the attention of a nearby alligator moments after this capture. The fish was dropped and the Heron flew a few yards down the shore empty-beaked. The gator rolled around on the fish.

Category

Behavior

Great Blue Heron