We were in an open spot, photographing some birds in the distance. Ellen looked at me, said nothing, but pointed down to the ground right in front of us.
Perfect camouflage in the reeds and cane. We had to step back in order to focus.
We were so busy watching for Alligators and shooting long distance he knew we never did see him. So he sat and watched us.
Finally he just slowly walked away knowing weren’t a danger.
Black-crowned Night Herons at this age can be invisible in a marsh.