Alright, nobody move!

I very, very quietly crept along the Neuse River until I could get a clear view. Then I watched this heron stand like this, totally motionless, for about 5 minutes. In total concentration and with every muscle tensed, he was waiting for just the right opportunity to smash his head through the water’s surface and grab or impale some unsuspecting fish.

pounce 1

pounce 2

pounce 4…and, nailed it!