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A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stands in a shallow lake reflected in the early morning light.
Steller Sea Lion (Eumetopias jubatus) in La Jolla Bay - La Jolla, California.
A Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) stands in the shallow rapids of the Guadalupe River in Central Texas. The demand for the feathers of snowy egrets, white ibises, and great blue herons in the late 19th and early 20th centuries made these birds a target. By 1886, more than 5 million birds were being massacred yearly to satisfy the North American millinery trade.