May 21: The Beauty and Cruelty of Nature

I was down at the lake early one morning and saw a specific bird behavior. It’s unpleasant to contemplate, but it’s how nature works. This is your only warning.

Was I sad when I realized what the great egret was killing? You bet, but as a photographer, I was thrilled to capture the event.

There are plenty of pictures of birds sitting, perching, walking, swimming… but behavior photos are the best. It tells you how they survive.

Here, the photos are cropped for detail.

I’ll wrap it up with something less gruesome. How about this female bluebird? I photographed her at a local wildlife area. I wanted her to be the focus of the shot, so I purposefully blurred everything around her.

See you next time.

About Fenraven

Fenraven happily lives in south Florida, where it is really hot most of the year. Find him on Twitter and Facebook by searching on 'fenraven'.
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2 Responses to May 21: The Beauty and Cruelty of Nature

  1. Janet Ellinger says:

    Nooooooooo šŸ˜¦

    • Fenraven says:

      I don’t expect to get a lot of likes or comments on this post, but I loved getting these shots because it was a window into the world of those struggling to survival. It was honest and real, and sometimes that’s hard to look at.

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