Myakka River State Park
The river and its two shallow lakes attract a myriad of wetlands creatures, making it a birding paradise. I drove the 7-mile scenic drive that winds through the park and along the lakeshore.
On this trip, I focused on photographing the Tricolored Heron. This medium-sized Heron is one of the most colorful Herons.
One of the first stops along the drive is a large wetland area that attracts all types of wildlife. This Tricolored Heron was wading and looking for food.
I was at the Park a few days ago, just surveying the area. This time I drove to the boat launch area and found this Tricolored hunting for lunch.
They are intense hunters, slowly walking around looking for food.
They pause, raise their wings, and stare into the water.
Then suddenly, dive into the water, hoping for a meal.
This time the Heron was successful, down the hatch!
I watched for over an hour as they repeated the same process.
This one had had some practice, down the hatch again.
I enjoyed watching this beautiful Heron wade through the water and hopefully catching the moment on the camera.
Photography should be fun! It's not about the phone or camera brand you're using. Remember, your best photographs result from one thing, making an effort to get out and shoot.
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