Great White Heron

1/1600s, f13.0, ISO 800, Canon EOS-1D Mark IV, EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM


The "Great White Heron" could be confused with a Great Egret but is larger, with yellow legs as opposed to the Great Egret's black legs. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean, southern Florida and the coastal waters of Texas was once treated as a separate species. The Great White Heron differs from other Great Blues in bill morphology, head plume length, and in having a total lack of pigment in its plumage.
Rockport, Texas
 
04/06/2012