Culture Art & Media Photo: The Handsome Profile of a Snowy Egret By Melissa Breyer Editorial Director Hunter College F.I.T., State University of New York Cornell University Melissa Breyer is Treehugger’s editorial director. She is a sustainability expert and author whose work has been published by the New York Times and National Geographic, among others. our editorial process Melissa Breyer Updated August 13, 2020 Rollie Rodriguez / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community Our photo of the day comes from Los Angeles, California. Well hello, beautiful! This photo of a snowy egret was taken by Rollie Rodriguez at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Area, in Los Angeles, California. First of all, it's great to see water in LA after all those years of drought – but what's especially cool about this is that it shows the potential for urban wildlife when natural areas are preserved. This 225-acre wildlife area shares one side with the 101 freeway and another with the 405, and is otherwise surrounded by sprawl ... yet snowy egrets find it a suitable place to take refuge. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "photo of the day" in the subject line.