March 2nd, 2004 7:57 AM PST
Montaņa de Oro, California, USA

Canon EOS D60
400mm focal length
1/1000th of a second, ISO 200
Approximate EV: 16

While the blue heron's diet consists mostly of fish and frogs, it can make a meal out of almost anything that is small enough. This heron speared a small rodent and then swallowed it whole while I captured the event on camera.

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