The first two photos are of a Great Blue Heron, which was taken at long range with the 500mmF4 and the 2x extender.
|Great Blue Heron Fishing|
The heron alternated between periods of standing still looking for fish swimming nearby, and stalking slowly along the pond bank. At time he tried to spear his prey with his long bill. I was able to film this activity, but did not get a still photograph of him attacking.
|Wading In Search Of Prey|
It was a special treat to sight three River Otters, but unfortunately I was not able to get close-up photographs of them. Still, I was thrilled as this is the first I have photographed or filmed them except I did film the release of River Otters when they were re-introduced into the Juniata River near Everett, Pennsylvania in 2002, whileI was working for the Pennsylvania Game Commission.
|A Rare Sighting Of River Otters|
Originally posted at Pennsylvania Wildlife Photographer by Willard Hill