David_Eppley
David_Eppley

Snake, it's what's for breakfast.

Great Blue Heron tangling with a Banded Water Snake. It was a good battle, but the Great Blue eventually ate his opponent. ...
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Great Blue Heron tangling with a Banded Water Snake. It was a good battle, but the Great Blue eventually ate his opponent.
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Winner in The Perfect Catch Photo Challenge
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Contest Finalist in Image Of The Month Photo Contest Vol 17
Contest Finalist in The Food Chain Photo Contest
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50 Comments | Report
hal-e
 
hal-e December 12, 2016
Nice photo...great capture.
David_Eppley
David_Eppley December 23, 2016
Thank you
deannefortnam PRO+
 
deannefortnam December 29, 2016
Fabulous image, seriously wonderful shot! Love that the snake is looking at the bird.
carolcardillo PRO+
 
carolcardillo December 31, 2016
Excellent
Coshooter PRO+
 
Coshooter January 14, 2017
Awesome timing & capture! Congrats!
jamiesarkett
 
jamiesarkett January 14, 2017
WOW !!!!!
tahirabbasawan
 
tahirabbasawan January 16, 2017
Stunning image
Caustin17
 
Caustin17 January 17, 2017
Great photo!
Arzhtatiana PRO
 
Arzhtatiana January 18, 2017
Awesome capture!
Shilah
 
Shilah January 18, 2017
The lighting and color are excellent, not over done, the subject matter of snake vs crane is excellent in the sense of urgency between the two.The composition is good, but I do find my eye is drawn to the right after focusing on the center, and ignoring the left side. The subjects might be better off-centered.
SueDela
 
SueDela January 22, 2017
Awesome!
brittabia PRO+
 
brittabia January 26, 2017
What a fabulous capture! I hope the bird came out of it alright. :)
edandaniphone Premium
 
edandaniphone January 28, 2017
Amazing.
daveseye PRO
 
daveseye January 29, 2017
When lunch fights back! Very cool! This is a once in a lifetime!
aimeeevoli
 
aimeeevoli February 01, 2017
Great catch! Wild!
MKalf
 
MKalf February 01, 2017
Great shot! You won't see this very often! Nice timing also! ????
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 05, 2017
Amazing capture! Hopefully the Heron was ok.
Hood PRO+
 
Hood February 05, 2017
Amazing detail and great capture...way to go!
djamesbarr
 
djamesbarr February 05, 2017
Saw an event just like this one on a florida golf course a few years ago. It was one of those days I didn't have my camera with me... You have an awesome capture here. Congrats on your awards!
Sanchez
 
Sanchez February 07, 2017
Wicked
Eduardbetz Platinum
 
Eduardbetz February 08, 2017
Love this !
ArtistsParadise
 
ArtistsParadise March 02, 2017
Ferme La Bouche, shut your mouth, is what I figured the snake was gestering.
Pamelabole PRO
 
Pamelabole March 05, 2017
Wow....what a capture....perfect timing!!! Congrats on your award!!! : )
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots March 10, 2017
Well deserved! Congrats.
barbarabrock PRO+
 
barbarabrock March 10, 2017
Incredible shot!
thunderlake PRO+
 
thunderlake March 10, 2017
Right time and right place - awesome! Well deserved award!
debbietegtmeier PRO+
 
debbietegtmeier March 10, 2017
This is probably one of most-deserved wins I've seen on ViewBug! I absolutely LOVE it!!
toml721 Platinum
 
toml721 April 01, 2017
I said SHADDAAPP!! :P :P
Alfredo_Jose
 
Alfredo_Jose June 13, 2017
Stunning, over the top! This is just incredible!
andrewmckie
 
andrewmckie August 08, 2017
Fantastic shot.
JuliaOrlando
 
JuliaOrlando October 03, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
JuliaOrlando
 
JuliaOrlando October 03, 2017
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
JuliaOrlando
 
JuliaOrlando October 03, 2017
Great shot!
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling January 19, 2018
WOW! Thanks for joining my challenge!
Aeri
 
Aeri February 03, 2018
Brilliant shot with great composition and timing... Congrats for all the well deserving awards..
ladyvet PRO+
 
ladyvet February 07, 2018
Wow. Amazing image, David. I would have been thrilled just to watch it and would have forgotten to take pictures.
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling February 08, 2018
Thank you for joining my challenge! Fits the theme extremely well. Love the sharpness and detail on both Heron and Snake. The only thing that distracts a little bit is the duck on the background. Not sure if you have a series on this but if the snake would be totally free of the duck think it would be even more powerful!
Scoutdogs Platinum
 
Scoutdogs February 09, 2018
Defiant to the end! cool capture
tinamichelebrazzeal
 
tinamichelebrazzeal February 10, 2018
WOW; just WOW!!
BuckPhotography PRO+
 
BuckPhotography February 10, 2018
This is phenomenal.
elianawittwer
 
elianawittwer February 11, 2018
These are totally so NOT my friends. But this is a STUNNING CAPTURE....AMAZING!!!
elianawittwer
 
elianawittwer February 11, 2018
These are so not my friends. But this is a STUNNING CAPTURE.....AMAZING DONE!!!
ambermundy PRO+
 
ambermundy February 12, 2018
Very nice.. Awesome job
Capventurer
 
Capventurer February 24, 2018
such an gorgeous picture!!!
andrevondeling
 
andrevondeling March 04, 2018
Again many thanks for joining my challenge! And making my job extremely difficult! Although I absolutely love this image in all it's aspects I am sorry you didn't make it to the top. In the end I am looking at what fits the theme best. And this definitely is a struggle it is about who is going to be eaten and not about animals fighting over food....
Cruiser48 Premium
 
Cruiser48 May 17, 2018
Wow!! Awesome shot...
wood2018
 
wood2018 July 10, 2018
Amazing
jimhennessey_9044 PRO+
 
jimhennessey_9044 August 28, 2018
What a great capture, glad to read the outcome
VieruAndreiSilviu
 
VieruAndreiSilviu December 07, 2018
Never give up!
maryphippsseward PRO+
 
maryphippsseward March 19, 2021
WOW!
raymond759 Platinum
 
raymond759 November 18, 2021
Amazing to observe and record that struggle. Well done.
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