At the Florida Keys Wild Bird Center, this is a Snowy Egret at feeding time.
The center offers free Eco Tours to travelers passing by on the Keys Highway, and is host to over 14,000 visitors a year.
Picture taken in the mangrove marsh of Tavernier Key, Florida, using a Canon 5D and a Tamron 28-300 VC lens.
For more information about this unique center, visit their web site:
50% of the proceeds of the sale of this image will go to buying oil spill clean up supplies for the center until the end of June 2010.