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a blue heron at Great Falls, Maryland
August 17, 2014

Sun Salutation

A blue heron catches the last rays of a setting sun at Great Falls National Park in Maryland.

"I go there often because the herons make great subjects for long exposures against the falls," writes Your Shot member Kevin H. "After shooting for about a minute or two, I finally noticed one standing on the rocks. I loved how the glowing mist was drifting behind it and that the rocks were illuminated by the sunset."

Kevin H.'s picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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Photograph by Kevin H., National Geographic Your Shot
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