I photographed this Great Blue Heron With Wingtip Touching Water while I was at the Charleston Lake in Charleston, Arkansas. The Great Blue Heron dove off of a platform in the lake (Great Blue Heron Unique Fishing Method) and caught the fish. It then flies with the fish to the bank to swallow it.

Great Blue Heron Wingtip Touching Water

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) Wingtip Touching Water

The sight of a Great Blue Heron flying to shore with a fish is a testament to the bird’s strength, skill, and grace. These magnificent birds are a joy to watch and an important part of many ecosystems. Whether you’re a photographer, birdwatcher or simply enjoy the beauty of nature, taking the time to observe a Great Blue Heron in action is an experience you won’t soon forget.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF 800mm F11 IS STM


  • Location: Charleston City Lake (Arkansas
  • Date and Time Taken: January 10, 2023 (09:04 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f11 (Fixed)
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200
  • ISO: 6400 (Auto)
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 EV
  • Focal Length: 800 mm (Fixed)

Here are a couple more of my Great Blue Heron photos: Great Blue Heron Eating A Fish Close-up and Great Blue Heron Lifting Off