Wow! I spotted a Great Blue Heron with a large sunfish in its bill. I quickly adjusted my camera settings and clicked the shutter.

Great Blue Heron With Large Sunfish
Great Blue Heron With Large Sunfish
Great Blue Heron With Large Sunfish # 2
Great Blue Heron With Large Sunfish # 2

I’m so excited I was able to capture this moment. I’ve been photographing Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets for a few weeks now, as the area they frequent is drying up and leaving them with only shallow, small pools of water to fish in. It’s been a fast-paced process, but I was lucky enough to get this shot at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I had my camera and lens set up on a bean bag draped over the window of my pickup and the moment I saw the bird with the huge sunfish in its beak, I quickly adjusted my settings and clicked the shutter – and boom! I got the shot!


• Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
• Date Taken: June 20, 2020
• Aperture: f5.6
• Shutter speed: 1/640 sec.
• ISO: 2000
• Exposure Bias: +1/2 EV
• Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
• Focal Length: 500 mm
• Lens: Canon EF 500 mm f/4L IS USM
• Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II

More Of My Photos Of Great Blue Herons

  1. Great Blue Heron With Green Sunfish
  2. Great Blue Heron Catching Shad
  3. Great Blue Heron With Freshwater Drum