While Great Blue Herons are best known as wading birds, they’re also a common sight in the fields of Point Reyes, hunting for worms, gophers, and other tasty snacks.

I really love this photo. The composition looks like it should have a coyote or an elk, but instead there’s a heron. I managed to get just the right fold in the landscape between me and the heron to give a nice blur to the grasses in the foreground. And the noon fog gave the whole scene an ethereal feel. It all adds up to a classic Point Reyes image.