There may not be a bird more common and impressive than the Great Blue Heron. The variety of textures & patterns to be found on this 4-ft. behemoth are both bold & intricate, at once.
Sat on the cold ground photographing this bird so long, that my entire buttocks region fell asleep. It took a good awkward mile of hiking to restore the sensation
3/6/2021 - Towpath Trail, Cuyahoga Valley National Park