Stalking with Elegance

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When it’s low tide at the Everglades NP Gulf Coast location, a small beach exposes at the far end of the bulkhead.

While I was sitting on the bulkhead by that beach a mid-afternoon, a Snowy Egret came around the bend and towards me along the beach, stalking for fish in the small incoming waves.

Sitting very still, I waited; and not for long.Β  The Snowy Egret was on the move and was quickly right in front of me.

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“The Elegant Snowy Egret”

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I know the egret had to see me, but it didn’t give any indication acknowledging my presence.Β  It just continued it’s stalking.

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“Ready to Strike”

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“Super Quick Strike”

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“Tiny Tasty Snack”

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Not missing a beat, the Snowy Egret continued on past me, searching for more.

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“The Elegant Snowy Egret”

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I think this is when I started breathing again. πŸ˜‰

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58 thoughts on “Stalking with Elegance

  1. Oh do I miss those guys in our cove. Thanks for bringing back memories of these ‘elegant stalkers’!

    • Thank you, Denise! The cotton ball clouds were allowing some blue sky and nice lighting to filter through, I loved how it played on the water and not washing out the egret. πŸ™‚

  2. Great series of shots, Donna. I can sense that you are enjoying every minute of it! πŸ™‚

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