Herons usually prefer to hide in the thickets of the swamps at Bear River MBR and they do it so skillfully that I usually end up with very disappointing photos.
I always tried to avoid the cluttered backgrounds but a few days ago I gave them a chance to work as they are. I am sure that some photographers can find those backgrounds distracting but I like them because they show the birds in natural habitat.
A Black-crowned Heron found such a secure place that at the beginning I could hardly see his face. Luckily, he moved slightly to the left and stretched his head.
The Heron likes this spot especially in early mornings. He usually takes a short rest there before he will go on hunt.
A Great Blue is hiding in the reeds.
The same Great Blue Heron showed up in all his glory against the blue sky and I was able to get a classic portrait of it.
Generally, life is good!