V for Victory!

Launching into the wind, this Great Egret displays the full majesty of her wings…

And I’ve wondered more than once if the ancient Winged Victory sculpture ( aka the Nike of Samothrace) might have been inspired at least in part by a Great Egret.

Eglantine’s wings even describe a letter V—for Victory!

Am I blinded by my love for Eglantine the Great Egret? Or can you see a resemblance too? Let me know by posting a REPLY below, and I’d also be grateful for a LIKE!

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