Photograph - Nature & Wildlife Photography
The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula)
is a beautiful, graceful small egret, very active in its feeding behavior in shallow waters. Known by its contrasting yellow feet, could be said to dance in the shallows on golden slippers. The species was slaughtered for its plumes in the 19th century, but protection brought a rapid recovery of numbers, and the Snowy Egret is now more widespread and common than ever. Its delicate appearance is belied by its harsh and raucous calls around its nesting colonies. This one is "dancing" at White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.
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July 11th, 2019
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