The nose jewel
Indian pond heron is common in India. It is generally found at the edge of the pond but uses floating vegetation like water lilies to access deep water. It observes the bubbles forming in the water and whenever a fish leaps out, it flies and catches it. I captured this beauty with the fish in its mouth. It looked gorgeous with bright white wings flashing in contrast to the cryptic streaked olive and brown colours of the body. The fish looked like a nose jewel.