Taken by: Lia Brand
Although this photostream hasn’t been added to since early 2008, it is a very respectable collection of wildlife photography even as a “completed volume.” This particular picture caught my eye because so many things came together perfectly to make this what it is. The sun is providing such a perfect golden glow, the egret in the background is just perfectly dipped into the frame, the depth of field is just wide enough to keep all of the important elements in focus. I’m sure you don’t need me to tell you just how difficult this is to do, let alone on a 500mm prime lens (possibly even taken without a tripod/monopod from a boat, judging from some other shots in the photostream). So check out this photostream for some awesome pictures of the cool animals that live all over Earth (macro shots included!).