Dean M. Chriss
American Bittern, Stealth Walking
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The American Bittern shown here was photographed as it walked with unbelievable
stealth along a waterway. Its motions were so slow and smooth that it made
absolutely no ripples on the water's surface. The bittern's eyes are focused on
the water, watching for small passing fish that it nabs with lightning speed.
This particular American Bittern was an incredibly successful hunter.