This simply splendid photo of a tree packed with a breeding colony of Great Egrets was taken June 2011 by Neil Ellis on Hilton Head Island, located off the southeastern coast of South Carolina.
Other egret photos by Neil Ellis at Egret
Neil Ellis Photos: Neil is great friend who plays a respectable round of golf, identifies unseen birds by their calls, completes the New York Times Friday Crossword in ink, and snaps a heck of a photo. His photos are featured here at AllanShowalter.com and can be found collected at Neil Ellis Photos.
Note: Originally posted June 11, 2011 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of AllanShowalter.com