A tall, startlingly-white, elegant bird seen wading about the edges and shallows of wetlands. It stalks along slowly and carefully, hunting fish, frogs and lizards in the grass. In the air it is slow flying and calls with a rasping guttural croak.
Great Egret (Ardea alba) standing in a lagoon with reflection displaying some remnant breeding plumage. Kianawah Road Wetland, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia. Nikon D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/800sec | f/8 | ISO 100 | 675 mm (effective focal length)
Great Egret (Ardea alba) standing in a lagoon with reflection displaying some remnant breeding plumage. Kianawah Road Wetland, Hemmant, Queensland, Australia. Nikon D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/800sec | f/7.1 | ISO 280 | 750 mm
A Great Egret flies toward the rising sun over Lake Tinaroo
A Great Egret prowling the shoreline of Lake Tinaroo. Nikon D500, Nikkor 600mm, f-6.3, 1/5000 sec, ISO-400, exp bias -0.7
Was lucky enough to get this regal bird in flight looking very dignified. Canon EOS 1000D, tamron 200-500mm,1/1000 sec at f8.0, ISO 200 flk 500mm.
An elegant Great Egret hoping to find fish,i was watching him for a wile and managed not just to get a good shot of him, but also his reflection. Such a lovely bird at Herdsman Lake, Perth
Was at the Murray River near Chinamans Island (Lake Mulwala was being drained) and came across this Egret looking for it’s lunch
Great Egret fishing in evening at Cornelian Bay Tasmania. The muddy low tide provides ideal picking s for shore birds
Taken with Nikon D7100 at 300mm focal length 1/1600sec and 5.6apeture
Photographer: Don Caswell
I was kayaking on Lake Tinaroo when I came upon this Great Egret perched on an old dead tree, nicely side-lit by the rising sun.
Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm f4, 1/500 sec, f/7.1, ISO-317