The title of this sequence, captured by Mike Daniels, is "Big Splash, Little Fish." It was one of a Great Blue Heron's several successful efforts within minutes at the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge recently. Above, the bird had been slowly stalking the edges of a pond and suddenly stops. Scroll down and look closely at the bird's beak in the final photo.

Great Blue Heron sees its prey. (Mike Daniels Photo)
Breaking the surface of the water. (Mike Daniels Photo)
I'm goin' deep! )Mike Daniels Photo)
"Big splash! ... (Mike Daniels Photo)
... Little fish." (Mike Daniels Photo)