Eastern great egret

Ardea modesta 

It was a misty morning with heavy cloud cover and still waters when I visited the estuary. The great egret was one of the few birds looking for an early catch, its white feathers and elegant shape merging beautifully into the serene backdrop.

Mandurah, Western Australia

Canon EOS-1D X, EF 500mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x Canon teleconverter, 1/1600, f/7.1, ISO 1250, handheld

by Georgina Steytler