Photo: Snowy Egret Takes to the Sky

Snowy egret soaring against a gray sky

Gary Ellwein / Flickr

Our photo of the day comes from Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, Utah. Snowy egrets are endlessly photogenic, whether sitting still and statuesque in the water or showing off their elegant aerodynamics in flight. But I am especially smitten with this photo by Gary Ellwein for the revelation of details in the wings ... not to mention the character in that face! 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.