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A little Egret and a Night Heron having a fight over the perfect spot for early morning fishing.
The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) commonly abbreviated to just Night Heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron up to 64 cm (25 in) long and weigh 800 g (28 oz). These birds stand still at the water’s edge and wait to ambush prey, mainly at night or early morning. They primarily eat small fish, crustaceans, frogs, aquatic insects, small mammals and small birds. During the day they rest in trees or bushes.
The Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) is a small white heron up to 55–65 cm long with an 88–106 cm wingspan, and weighs 350–550 grams. Its plumage is all white. Little Egrets eat fish, insects, amphibians, crustaceans, and reptiles. They stalk their prey in shallow water, often running with raised wings or shuffling its feet to disturb small fish. They may also stand still and wait to ambush prey.
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta), Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax), Lake Kerkini, Greece, Europe

Nikon D200, Nikkor 80-400 mm at 400 mm, 1/320 sec at f/ 8, ISO 200
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  • Owed to Nature
    Owed to Natureover 1 year ago

    Wow, incredible shot Konstantinos! I’d say they are having a serious quarrel. Though I think the acrobatic night heron is more serious than the egret. Great action and image!

  • Thank you very much for your comment Sylvia!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 1 year ago

  • Thank you Ray!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago


    12 January 2013 – 1 image per 24hrs

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    January 16, 2013

    Congratulations

  • Many thanks for the feature Teresa!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 1 year ago

    My gosh….such an amazing catch

  • Thank you very much!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 1 year ago

    Many thanks to the Greece and all things Hellenic group for the feature!

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 1 year ago

    A timely and capture different. Nice ….!

  • Thanks a lot Cieloverde!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Rosalie Scanlon
    Rosalie Scanlonover 1 year ago

    Wow, great action shot.

  • Thanks a lot Rosalie!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

  • Karen Checca
    Karen Checcaabout 1 year ago


    6/23/13

  • Many thanks for the feature Karen!

    – Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos

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