Photo Of The Day By David Connel

Photo By David Connel

Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Great Egret Display” by David Connel. Location: Lake Texoma, Oklahoma-Texas border.

“My go-to nature spot is a short drive from my house to Lake Texoma, on the border between Texas and Oklahoma,” explains Connel. “I’ve kayaked on the lake for decades photographing the wildlife. especially the bird rookeries I’ve discovered through the years. This is one of my favorite images of the courting display of a great egret. The black background really made his breeding plumage stand out.”

Nikon D300. Exposure: 1/800 sec., f/5, ISO 250.

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