Photo of the Day by Ryan Mcginley

'Great Blue Heron' by Ryan Mcginley

‘Great Blue Heron’ by Ryan Mcginley

Today’s Photo of the Day was submitted to the Bird in Context Assignment by Ryan Mcginley.

“A Great Blue Heron stands hidden among the flooded wetlands of Whitewater Draw Wildlife Area near McNeal, Arizona,” says Mcginley who used a Nikon D800 and Nikkor 80-400mm to get the shot.

Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including AssignmentsYour Favorite Places and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website homepage and several images from the Assignment Gallery are featured in The Best Of Assignments section in print. To get your photos in the running, all you have to do is submit them.