This Green Heron was hunting along the lake edge and spotted something in the water. Whatever was in the water spotted the heron, too, because it swelled up (figuratively and literally) and scared the little fella. We don't have gators in Kentucky so it had to be a fish. I never actually saw what it was, but I'm guessing the heron spooked a carp or a catfish in the shallows. Or maybe a big catfish was trying for a bird breakfast.
1/250 sec. f/6.3 ISO 400