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An Epic Fisherman

An Epic Fisherman

I was staking out a nearby flooded area where this Pied Billed Grebe was swimming around looking for food. Grebes generally dive under the water and will reappear a few moments later in a different spot. As time went on, he got closer and closer. Finally, he dove under the water nearby and I held my breath scanning for him to reappear. When he did, he popped up not 10 feet down below my car window. He caught a very large fish and was swimming off with it when he turned back and gave me a glance. I found him at 700mm point blank, manually focused as he swam off and precisely sniped this shot.


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