One Last Look

It is a negligence of the mind not to notice how at dusk Heron comes to the pond and stands there in his death robes, perfect servant of the system, hungry, his eyes full of attention, his wings pure light.

Mary Oliver

A photographic series….

This beautiful creature allowed me to sit very close and still while it ‘fished’ I witnessed the catch, the positioning as it prepared to eat and most disturbing to me the final look of the fish as it peeked over it’s bill and prepared to enter the gullet of the Heron.

The cruelty and beauty of nature on a late summer evening.

Patience.
Success.
Dinner.
Positioning
One Last Look

photos westcoastwoman

13 thoughts on “One Last Look

  1. One of my favorite neighbors is Blue Heron. We have been spending a bit of quiet time together the last few days, always a treat. One spring they had all come up north only to find the ice wasn’t out in most of the lakes and ponds so I saw dozens congregated in one nearby lake that had some open water. That was a remarkable convention. No pictures of course…

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