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Enjoying the Sunrise (022612)

Around dawn, a great blue heron is watching over the Gulf of Mexico at the Ft. Morgan area of Alabama. Ordinarily, this bird would be fishing in the sea. But, as Tropical Storm Hermine was building, the surf was getting higher and the rip tides became vicious. With little fish coming toward the shoreline, the heron had to look for a meal in other places. Note that the heron’s feet are buried in sand from the higher than normal waves.

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Taken on August 31, 2016