The Black-crowned Night Heron (‘Auku‘u) Fishing at Dusk

The ‘Auku‘u or black-crowned night Heron is a stealthy tiger among water birds, it waits along the water’s edge to ambush prey, mostly at dusk and dawn. This was the first time I came across a heron that seemed really comfortable with humans allowing me to get pretty close. On the same evening the other herons I tried to photograph flew further away when they noticed my presence.

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