Friday, May 20, 2011

Bird Photography–Indian Pond Heron, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

The Yala National Park in South-East Sri Lanka is a great place for birding and for bird photography. Its diverse vegetation and marshlands attract all kinds of birds. One of the more common ones is the Indian Pond Heron, which can always be seen searching for its next prey.

Indian Pond Heron 
This is a bird that looks white in flight and its brown colour camouflages well with the brown soil at ground level. It can usually be seen near all water bodies, both freshwater and saltwater. When it is in flight, it resembles an egret except for its slim and long legs.

The Indian Pond Heron - Looking for its next prey 
These are photos that I shot one morning during a jungle safari at Yala National Park.

Sharp Features of an Indian Pond Heron

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