Catch And Release, Great Egret - Click To Enlarge

Catch And Release, Great Egret

There is always something new to see when out photographing wildlife. In this case a Great Egret that just could not hold onto his catch.

Catch And Release, Great Egret - Click To Enlarge
Catch And Release, Great Egret – Click To Enlarge

I watched as he caught fish, and lost them, over and over. The fish looked to be small flounders. No problem for a big Egret.

Catch And Release, Great Egret - Click To Enlarge
Catch And Release, Great Egret – Click To Enlarge
Catch And Release, Great Egret - Click To Enlarge
Catch And Release, Great Egret – Click To Enlarge

Some fish release a toxic substance to protect themselves. An Egret will wash these fish before eating them. This was just a flounder, should have been a quick bite to eat.

Catch And Release, Great Egret - Click To Enlarge
Catch And Release, Great Egret – Click To Enlarge

Above, it’s a drop.

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I did see him finally get the fish. The funny thing was I found him again later and watched the same ‘catch and release’ all over again.

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