Little Egret in flight

Photo: Charles "Skip" Martin/500px

Graceful descent

Photographer Charles Martin captured this incredible photo of an egret majestically floating above the sunlit waters of Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, a Ramsar wetland site in New Jersey. The 40,000-acre wildlife refuge provides the perfect habitat for these small herons.

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