Monday, August 1, 2016

Wader of Quiet Waters...


The Great Egret (also known as Great White Egret or Common Egret), Ardea alba, has an average wingspan around 5 feet. They nest in trees, near water and gather in groups called colonies. The great egret is the symbol of the National Audubon Society and represents a conservation success story.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Ar.
Photo # KS9_1320-21bw. July, 2016.
(c) Kelly Shipp Photography.

2 comments:

Lisa Gordon said...

Such a beautiful creature, and this is such a wonderful portrait.

Kelly Shipp said...

Thanks Lisa