Photo Of The Month: Purple heron with frog by Soumya Bhattacharyya

Soumya Bhattacharyya from India

It was in February of this year when I went to the village of Manglajodi, in India, for a safari-style photography trip. I was running late, due to work and, to make matters worse, there was a high chance of rain. I was feeling a bit sad because my friends in the workshop had all taken wonderful action shots on location there the previous day.

The boat ride started in the morning with an overcast sky and there was not much activity going on around. About an hour into the safari, we suddenly spotted this purple heron flying straight towards us with a large frog dangling from its mouth. The protruding legs from the frog had caught a glimpse of sunlight filtering in through the cloud, creating a nice backlight. I thought that the legs looked like a moustache, which was rather comical. This turned out to be the highlight of the trip for me.

Purple heron with frog, Odisha, India, Nikon D500, Nikkor 500mm f4, f/4, 1/3200sec, ISO 1000
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Clare Disano • WPM Editor

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