The Lilypons Water Gardens nearly always provides subjects of different genres throughout the year. Today was no different than many. My first encounter of the morning was totally unexpected. A Crayfish out of its element. This was the first time I have seen one out of the water. He was traveling through the grass just outside of one of the ponds. A very dangerous thing for it to be doing because of the variety of creatures that would love to eat him. Next was a Great White Egret, the photos are the same Egret different locations. As I was photographing the egret I heard a commotion in the pond and saw a large Snapping Turtle very rapidly cruising the ponds edge. Next was a Juvenal Black-crowned Knight Heron. First landing in a tree and then dropping down to the ponds edge to hunt for its meal.
|A Crayfish in its defense stance...|
|Crayfish traveling through the grass...|
|Great White Egret...|
|Juvenal Black-crowned Knight Heron...|
|Coming in for a landing...|