A beautiful big heron taking off from his perch on a rock at the waterfront of Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He would have stayed around, I think, but a couple of unleashed dogs just couldn’t wait to chase him away. Too bad, they’re not an easy bird to get close to.

Aug 2010
FujiS100FS about 350mm.

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  • David Davies
    David Daviesabout 4 years ago

    Good one, George!

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoover 3 years ago

  • Very many thanks Ega, I’m honoured!

    – George Cousins

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, STUNNING work and well deserved

  • Thanks so much Andrea, so glad you liked it!

    – George Cousins

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