March 21, 2013

Lunch on the Go

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Talk about lunch on the go! I think, though, this actually is a thief in flight. Just before I took this shot, this egret was standing on the fishing pier on Sanibel which was quite busy with anglers catching lots of fish.  Next thing I knew, the bird suddenly had a large fish flailing in its beak --- then it took off.  (Looking rather guilty.)  That's when I got this shot.

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I was pleasantly surprised when the thief...er, bird...landed relatively close.  Heck, that fish was so large, the egret probably couldn't carry it very far.  Anyway, it didn't stay here too long, which was okay because watching a seabird swallow a fish whole isn't for the faint of heart. **gulp**

14 comments:

Leslie D. said...

Woah not sure which is more impressive - the fact that you got that great shot or that the egret is going to swallow that entire fish.

Andy said...

These are neat nature shots. Keep on clicking.

Ernie said...

Nice action shot!

Lowell said...

Wonderful photos - you are quick on the trigger! Such pics are not easy to get.

I have watched pelicans, especially, down some rather large fishies! Pretty amazing.

Ms. Egret may be guilty but has no regrets!

P.S. Love your phrase, "mournful groan of a foghorn"!

SFlaGuy said...

You are either the luckiest photographer that ever lived or one of the best. I'm gonna go with the best.

LOLfromPasa said...

My mouth dropped open when I saw this. Fantastic. Well done!

Ali Crehan said...

Nicely done!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Talk about ' biting off a bit more than you can chew'.. Fantastic captures SRQ..can just imagine the fisherman looking in his bucket, scratching his head thinking 'I'm sure there were ....'!

Kay said...

And there I was thinking your eagle shots were amazing! These are incredible. . .(and thanks for sparing us from the swallowing views). Spectacular and so well done! I'm betting that fish sufficed for more than lunch.

cieldequimper said...

Both are marvellous shots!

Jack said...

Nature is not for the feint of heart, SRQ. Great captures.

LONDONLULU said...

Whoa, those are amazing shots! What a capture with the fish in the second, your wildlife photos are beyond:)

Kathy said...

These are amazing pics.

Roger Real said...

Great close-up! Guess the egret needed a little snack :)