Life And Death In The Wild

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While I was at the pond shooting wildlife, I saw this scene unfold. This Great Blue Heron flew in and grabbed one of the little baby ducklings right our from under it’s mother’s clutch. The mother duck tried to fight him off, but to no avail. He flew off with it down to the end of the pond where he promptly swallowed it alive
and whole.
This looks cruel to us, but this is life in the
wild. The strong always win.


whittler113 - Sep 09, 2009 06:42 AM EDT
WOW!! that shot says it all,survival of the fittest.
chriss35 - Sep 09, 2009 04:07 AM EDT
Bill, A very nice capture! She could lose a few more by the time they fledge. Thanks for sharing Chriss:)
sparkle1103 - Sep 08, 2009 02:19 PM EDT
Not fair at all.
JulieMetott - Sep 08, 2009 07:34 AM EDT
Wow, Great Shot! It is different to see shots of herons in action!
shutterbug - Sep 08, 2009 07:12 AM EDT
Great action capture!
Karen Moen - Sep 08, 2009 01:33 AM EDT
Incredible action capture. Looks like mom still has quite a large brood to care for.

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