Great Blue Heron In Flight - Click To Enlarge

Great Blue Heron Keeping His Feet Dry

The Great Blue is simply graceful and elegant as they fly. Catching the bird in flight is one of the great things in wildlife photography.

Catching one forgetting how to land is even better. Outdoor photography is about capturing wildlife in action, and is actually predictable. Which is how we get the photo’s in the first place.

Great Blue Heron In Flight - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron In Flight – Click To Enlarge

And then there are times like this.

I’m not sure if this bird was not paying attention, didn’t want to get his feet, or what. But he jumped, slid, and skipped all over the water, almost as if it was ice.

Great Blue Heron Keeping His Feet Dry - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Keeping His Feet Dry – Click To Enlarge

Legs and wings were flopping around like a fish! Looked to be a really bad dance.

Great Blue Heron Keeping His Feet Dry - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Keeping His Feet Dry – Click To Enlarge

Click below to view a gallery of this horrible landing.

Finally,  just like a person who slipped on the ice, he seemed to look around to be sure no one had seen him look foolish.

Great Blue Heron Keeping His Feet Dry - Click To Enlarge
Great Blue Heron Keeping His Feet Dry – Click To Enlarge

He stood for a moment, then walked on like nothing had happened.

Except the whole thing was caught on camera.

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