A great grey heron (Ardea cinerea cinerea)
flying over a marshland at sunrise, in the middle of the sand dune desert near Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
About a dozen of these huge birds spent the summer at the marsh and they are now being joined by others migrating in for the winter. About 10 species of herons and egrets spend the winter at the marsh which is teeming with small fish.
Canon 40D with 100-400 lens at 400mm
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