Zsolt Kudich has won GRAND PRIZE in BigPicture Photo Competition | California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco
BigPicture Photo Competition – Grand Prize Winner: Flying Egrets – Zsolt Kudich (Hungary)
Zsolt Kudich has won grand prize in the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco second annual BigPicture photo competition.
The photo was taken in the bed of a drying lake that had been temporarily filled due to the flooding of the Danube River overflowing its banks in Gemenc Forest. This was an unusual scene as these Great Egrets, which otherwise live in smaller flocks, gathered here in great numbers. It was a unique experience to observe them from such a close vicinity. The lake provided abundant food for all the egrets. They were only disturbed from time to time by the white-tailed eagles circling above, making some of the egrets flap their wings to ascend a few metres.
This picture is part of our Danube Nature Parks photo series “Nature’s Havens on the Danube”.