I’ve seen this comical face about a dozen times, but it’s always been so very difficult. Each time has been from a small, quieted boat, and as soon as we drifted close enough, the heron retreated further back into the tangled mass of mangrove leaves.
There was an exception in Belize, this individual here. He was in a dense riverside tree but the limb was over land and we could stealthily crouch beneath an adjacent tree to view and photograph it. That day we caught a break.
I hope your weekend is full of great views and unusual exceptions….