Koi - It's What's For Dinner

Yesterday i took my son to the Japanese Gardens in Seattle and this very opportunistic heron found its way to the Koi pond. It was kind of sad to see a beautiful Koi fish speared like that, but I guess that is how Nature works.

  • kristina♥kiessig 6y

    loooove this shot!!

    Thanks for stopping by
    ...-Wink's Place-...
  • Steve Jackson 6y

    Stunning shot, nicely done!
  • ronmartblog.com PRO 6y

    KIller grab!
  • Jack PRO 6y

    Very nice catch! Like the sharpness and close framing too. :-)
  • Larry Golden PRO 6y

    Love the expression on the Koi's face. Perfect capture.
  • Karin Kay 6y

    Priceless shot! I love blue herons and the look of fear on that fish's face.
  • xasdrd 6y

    Wonderful shot. The background's not distracting at all - I think it works fine with this.

    The expressions on the bird and fish make it priceless.
  • Donna Shreck 6y

    Great shot. Love the look of surprise on the fish!
    *from the wildlife photography
  • lmvphoto PRO 6y

    sweet catch!
    Seen in my contacts' photos. ( ?² )
  • Melissa 6y

    wow cool moment!
  • Renata BC 6y

    Amazing capture!!! Excellent work! Congratulations! :)
  • David Filipe fotografia PRO 6y

    Perfeita, parece até uma pintura.
    Pegou na hora H mesmo, o peixinho até fez pose, rsrsrs.
  • Chris Sloman 6y

    Superb!! love it
  • Brian Chen 6y

    Very cool snap, we have Koi in our backyard and we always have to watch out for them now, Koi are way too expensive to serve as food for those Heron's.
  • Roberto Bojorquez 6y

    Incredible sharpness on an action shot! Well done!
  • Douglas Brown 5y

    Beautiful shot!
  • Eric Sena 5y

    Nossa, perfeita! Qual equipamento você usou?
  • J. Huei Lee 5y

    What an unlucky fish & lucky bird + photographer ;-)

    Superb capture!
  • Tom Darby 5y

    Great action shot! Wonderful expression on the fishes face! Great stuff!
  • [ O ] Ricardo A. 5y

    Its a nature Law..... I love Koi fishes, but the bird need eat! Congrats!

    Amazing Photo!
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Taken on September 7, 2009
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