Life And Death In The Wild

© Bill Houghton

Life And Death In The Wild

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While I was at the pond shooting wildlife, I saw this scene unfold. This Great Blue Heron flew in and grabbed one of the little baby ducklings right our from under it’s mother’s clutch. The mother duck tried to fight him off, but to no avail. He flew off with it down to the end of the pond where he promptly swallowed it alive
and whole.
This looks cruel to us, but this is life in the
wild. The strong always win.

Canon EF300mm 4.0 L IS lens, 1/500 sec., F5.6, iso 800

Uploaded on September 02, 2009 Editor's Pick

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