Species: Intermediate Egret | Location: Wilpattu, Sri Lanka
It was a rainy day in Wilpattu Park. We had stopped the vehicle near a lake. I had a "raincoat" on my lens and was able to continue shooting from the covered vehicle. I had taken numerous pictures of these intermediate egrets. I then saw two interacting and got ready. They both jumped in the air and were fighting. Luckily I was able to get a sharp image, despite a lower shutter speed than I prefer.
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About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments.