On the Lookout
A gathering of wading birds in a quiet moment, on the lookout for the next meal while perched among the mangroves at low tide. A blend of realism and painterly effects. Photographed at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, Sanibel Island, FL. Image placed as semifinalist in North American Nature Photography Association (NANPA) 2016 Showcase competition, Altered Reality category.