Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.
This wonderful shot captures a Great Blue Heron in the process of building its nest.
Great Blue Heron. See RonK's post here. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) normally appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary
That's the tip of the Great Blue Heron's wing jutting into the left side of the picture. He wanted that fish. This is one of those pixes you always regret not capturing. The heron is hot pursuit of the osprey. That's the osprey's wing in the upper right. Show More Summary
Artist Shannon Holt has created a beautiful series of body paintings depicting the snowy egret, great blue heron, alligator, and other Florida wildlife. Holt painted on a variety of media, including canvases and wood, before she began body painting in 2008. photos by Ryder Gledhill via I Love Body Art
Rick Derevan captures an incredible moment—just as a great blue heron grabs a fish.
Great egrets, snowy egrets and great blue herons gather along the shoreline of New Hampshire.
This is a shot I got of a great blue heron a few years ago. The background has been PhotoShoped but not the bird itself. Good photos frequently have less to do with skill than being in the right place at the right time with the right lens. Share on Tumblr
Great Blue Heron with ruffled feathers along the St. Petersburg, Florida, ocean front. Many environmentally related posts appearing at Daily Kos each week don't attract the attention they deserve. To help get more eyeballs, Spotlight on Green News & Views (previously known as the Green Diary Rescue) appears twice a week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Show More Summary
Incredible series of photos as an osprey attacks a great blue heron. I know, right? American Bird Conservancy is trying to save an Arizona Hummingbird Landmark. Hen Harriers on the brink of extinction in England. Woodpeckers and nuthatches...Show More Summary
Watch this Great Blue Heron stalk, snatch, and swallow a gopher and you'll get a sense of how terrifying it must have been to be a small prehistoric proto-mammal just trying to survive without getting gobbled up by a dinosaur. Read more...
TweetOr not. Presenting Finn the spokefish for Pepperidge Farm – “The Snack That Smiles Back! Goldfish!” All right Gentle Reader, well how about a Great Blue Heron with a crayfish at Stow Lake from ten years back instead? Click to expand
TweetHey look at this silly goose on Hippie Hill in Golden Gate Park: So you notice the new gopher holes and you figure there might be some action so you pass the assembled hippies talking about philosophy or drugs or whatever. Oh, much closer now: I’ll spare you the shot of this boid waiting above [...]
Courtesy of the artist, Annie Marie Musselman A GREAT BLUE HERON But nothing casts a shadow on the sky. The spotted fawn on the cover of Finding Trust casts a wary eye at the camera. The fawn is not in a meadow. The closest thing to a green meadow is the mussed mint-green bedsheet the fawn sits on, convalescing. Show More Summary
Portland is an ordinary small town in Connecticut best known for its Brownstone Quarries but tucked away within its meadows is a large heron rookery. You may not see the herons on the nest from this photo but they are there. I counted...Show More Summary
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Most of the time, wildlife is wary of humans (and for good reason!). But in a few special locations, animals are lucky enough to live where humans won't harm them. The Galapagos is one of these locations, which is great news for wildlife watchers.
A recent beaver-led construction project on the grounds of a nature center in New York is proving yet again that symbiosis can be oh so satisfying.
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Incredible series of photos as an osprey attacks a great blue heron. I know, right? American Bird Conservancy is trying to save an Arizona Hummingbird Landmark. Hen Harriers on the brink of extinction in England. Woodpeckers and nuthatches benefit from emerald ash borer. Drinking one’s way through the World Series of Birding. OK…I’ve seen a [...]