Great Blue Herons are fun birds to photograph. In fact, they are one of my favorite birds to photograph for a couple of reasons. Great Blue Herons are avid fishermen. If you are patient, you can photograph a sequence of them catching a fish. Click here for a sequence of a Great Blue Heron fishing sequence.
Great Blue Herons also gather in rookeries in the spring to nest, breed, and raise their young. This provides terrific photo opportunities for nature and bird photographers. Photographing at heron rookeries can provide opportunities to photograph Great Blue Herons in flight, engaging in nest building activities, courtship, and raising their young. Search the Internet for a Great Blue Heron Rookery near you.
Here are some of my photos of Great Blue Herons. Click on the photos for a larger image. I hope you enjoy my collection of Great Blue Heron photographs.