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Snowy Egret Looking for Breakfast

©Delores J. Knowles 2008 -- The Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) is smaller than the Great Egret and this beautiful bird can be easily recognized by the black bill and yellow feet. (The Great Egret’s bill is yellow and feet are black.) He can be found in most coastal areas of the United States as well as inland marshes and ponds. During the 19th century, Snowy Egrets were slaughtered almost to extinction for their beautiful plumes, used to decorate hats. Fortunately, complete protection has brought their numbers back up again. This Snowy Egret stands tall and majestic as he looks out into the pond for a fish. He was photographed on Sanibel Island, Florida.

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Anna Marie Fritz 21 Dec 2009

Sublime!!!

Joanna Jungjohann 25 Feb 2008

beautiful oh wow just awesome!~

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comments on my wild bird images.

Hiromi Green 20 Feb 2008

Novel photograhy! Awesome*

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Snowy Egret image.

Christine brand 29 Jan 2008

I love these especially, always have. A perfect shot!

Alex Dragu 28 Jan 2008

What a beautiful capture an composition.Clear conturs , colors and majestic bird posture.

Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Snowy Egret image.
Artist Reply: Thanks for the kind comment on my Snowy Egret image.