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Heron with gosling

By esoxlucius
Sad fact of nature is Predator or Prey.
Mixed emotions' as a wildlife photographer, loving nature, saddened by predation while at the same time aware of the balance of nature and the anticipation of capturing the moment.
It's going to happen whether you're there or not. So if you are able to document it, then that surely is a privilege. Upsetting for some I know but that's true nature.

Tags: Prey Geese Heron Gosling Water birds Herons Predator Bird behaviour Feeding birds Wildlife and nature

Voters: mrswoolybill, RLF, HobbitDave and 39 more

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HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
29 May 2022 8:18AM
Very true write-up, well written accompaniment to a very good photo.

29 May 2022 8:23AM
Superb capture and timing, that's the way nature works unfortunately!
smut01 Plus
7 137 United Kingdom
29 May 2022 8:41AM
Shocking but so well taken Tim!
29 May 2022 10:04AM
Well captured. Great image.
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
29 May 2022 2:17PM
So true. I watched an eagle grab a duckling a while ago. I wanted to throw a rock at it. Took a blurry shot instead.
29 May 2022 5:52PM
Thatís a perfectly timed shot. Itís so very sad but itís nature. Iím convinced itís the heron I have been photographing which has taken two of the cygnets. It was still hanging round the dwindling family last time I was at the park.

taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
29 May 2022 6:48PM
A slice of life on the water!
johnsd Plus
16 4 2 Scotland
29 May 2022 6:49PM
A great capture for you Tim and the heron.
rontear Plus
19 23 9 England
29 May 2022 8:17PM
It has to eat !! raw nature. My award.

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