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Ottawa National Wildlife Reserve is a wetlands area associated with the coast of Lake Erie in northern Ohio. Its allure for the nature lover is primarily the birds that congregate here including geese, egrets, herons, ducks, and mergansers. Larger versions of these photos of Ottawa National Wildlife Reserve can be viewed by using a mouse rollover or by using the Slideshow below. See everything TheWorldinLight has to offer at Destinations and Topics.



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photo of a great blue heron in the Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio
Great Blue Heron #2763
Ottaw NWR is a large wetlands area, so it's difficult to get close to these large, wading birds. These heron and egret shots were taken with a Canon EF 70-200mm f5.6L lens with a 1.4x teleconverter all mounted on an EOS 50D (APS C-sized sensor) for an overall focal length of 448mm.

photo of an egret in Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge in Ohio
Egret #2760
These birds have developed an amazing level of patience while hunting for fish, frogs, and snakes.

photo of a Great Blue Heron
Great Blue Heron #2764
This is a Great Blue Heron in the wetlands of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio.

photo of a muskrat in the Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio
Muskrat #3712
Ottaw NWR is a large wetlands area, just the kind of habitat that Muskrats love.

photo of a Muskrat in Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge in Ohio
Muskrat #3713
This is a photo of a Muskrat in the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

photo of a wildflower
Wildflower #3690


photo of a Great Blue Heron hunting for 
its dinner
Great Blue Heron #2776
Check out the intensity of this Heron hunting for dinner.

photo of a dragonfly
Dragonfly #2742
These wetlands are prime dragonfly territory. Unfortunately, I had a breezy day whle there, making it difficult to get a sharp shot.

close-up photo of a dragonfly
Dragonfly #2752
The wetlands of Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is prime habitat for these dragonflies.

photo of a butterfly in the Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio
Butterfly #3741
There's a wide variety of wildlife that can be seen and photographed in the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

photo of a Goldfinch in Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge in Ohio
Goldfinch #3694
A pair of Goldfinches passed through and hung around just long enough for a photo.

photo of a pie billed grebe
Pie Billed Grebe #3738
This is a photo of a Pie Billed Grebe.

photo of a Great Blue Heron in the Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio
Great Blue Heron #3720
This is a photo of a Great Blue Heron in the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

photo of a Great Egret in Ottawa National Wildlife 
Refuge in Ohio
Great Egret #3726
This is a photo of a Great Egret.

photo of Trumpeter Swans
Trumpeter Swans #3733
This is a photo of a family of Trumpeter Swans.

photo of a Great Blue Heron in the Ottawa 
National Wildlife Refuge in Ohio
Two Turtles #3744
This is a photo of two Painted Turtles and their reflections in the waters of the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge.

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