Five images from a set of 10 consecutive shots of a B-c Night Heron catching its prey from an elevated perch.
Top image; Having spotted its prey the Heron prepares to strike from a low crouched position. Note, the small circular disturbance at the top of the water.
Going full stretch. Note how the Heron hangs on tight with its talons/feet. Seems almost impossible for it to righten itself from this position, but......
....with its prey secured and the help of some wing-flaps, it gets back up.
Triumphant, it proudly displays its catch, a Tadpole.
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