Great Blue Herons snatch small fish from the water with the tips of their sharp beaks. But before they can swallow the snack, they have to toss and spin it around so it slides down head first.
Behind the lens.
I tried to photograph the cranes at Bosque del Apache, but I got fed up with the crowd of photographers. So instead, we found this heron fishing in one of the canals below the road, and photographed him catching five fish. A lot of other photographers drove past us, parked on the roadside, but none of them ever saw this avian acrobat at work.
Great Blue HeronbirdJohn Ashley