Standing motionless, a Snowy Egret (Egretta thula) studies the tide for unsuspecting prey, La Jolla, California January 2016. The greatest threat to Snowy Egrets is loss of habitat; shallow fresh and salt water wetlands must be preserved and kept pollution free to ensure the survival of this species. Canon 5D III, 100-400mm IS Mark II, ISO 125, 1/4 second @ f/20.
Image Size 5067 x 3378 pixels / 18MP / 12MB. https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snowy_Egret/id