Stalking with Elegance


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.


DSC_5102-2 1421

“The Elegant Snowy Egret”


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.


DSC_5105-1 1421

“Ready to Strike”


DSC_5106-1 1421

“Super Quick Strike”


DSC_5107-1 1421

“Tiny Tasty Snack”


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


DSC_5113-2 1421

“The Elegant Snowy Egret”


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



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™‚

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: