I thought it might be nice to bring a bit more awareness to my passion for photography to post the Best Image of the Week. This morning it was such an image bonanza I've decided to try Best Images of the Week.
We live a mile or so above the Great Falls, where there is a Great Blue Heron Rookery. Most of them take off during the winter, but the gnarly ones hang around.
Normally pretty shy, they focus more on conserving their energy in the cold weather. I was able to creep to about fifteen feet of this critter this morning, resulting in the following, which I'll entitle "Great Blue Heron in Three Parts."
You'll note the tufts of down from recent preening and the fact that only one leg is exposed to the cold.