Black-crowned Night heron
This species is known to be the most widespread heron in the world.
Black-crowned Night herons are most active at night or at dusk. They nest in groups that often include other species, including herons, egrets etc. Apparently they don’t distinguish between their own offspring and nestlings from other parents.
In this photo I played with light and bokeh to get the effect. It took me 15 mins to compose this image the way I wanted.
Location: Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India
Date: February 12, 2017