Photo: Black-Crowned Night Heron Starts to Snooze

Close up of a black crowned night heron

loren chipman / Flickr

Our photo of the day comes from Morro Bay, California. This sweet heron appears to be dozing off when photographer loren chipman came along. Probably thinking, what, the paparazzi again? Or as Loren writes, "A Black-crowned Night Heron who really just wishes that I would go away and let it sleep. So, click, and I did." Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.