Culture Art & Media Photo: Snowy Egret Takes to the Sky 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 Gary Ellwein / Flickr Share Twitter Pinterest Email Culture History Travel Sustainable Fashion Art & Media Holidays Community 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.