I spent the last week camped on a big billabong in the Gulf Country. There was plenty of birdlife, including this egret that hunted the shallows right in front of our camp every morning. Nikon D7200, Nikkor 300mm f-4, 1/1000 sec, f-8, ISO-500
Intermediate Egret hunting on lilypads. University of Queensland lake, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.
I managed to drift my kayak in close to this hunting egret.
Photographer: Mick McKean
Intermediate Egret hunting on lilypads for small fish, Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-Tha, Queensland, Australia.
I lay down at the side of the lagoon and waited for this bird to work its way toward me. In the end it got with about 10 metres from me, and I was able to get the bird in frame with one of the beautiful Lotus flowers.