An interesting example of the foreshortening effect you get using an extreme telephoto lens. This was shot on a 7D with an 800mm lens attached. For all the world it looks as if one egret is about to pounce on the other. I am tempted to call out: he’s behind you! The pantomime demon egret strikes again?
In reality it is fishing and a fair distance away from the other bird. As far as I know Little Egrets are not prone to cannibalism but they do like to go for “Mudskipper Surprise” off the a la carte menu. Certainly this mudskipper was surprised. His entire day/life was ruined.
But even after a large main course, there is still room for one wafer-thin little fish to finish off the meal.
Another sad end. Unless you are an egret.