Photos of the day: July 1-15, 2022

Every day on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter, we share a photo of the day — a superb image from the more than 22,000 pictures in our Reader Galleries. Our selections from the first half of July 2022 include a Great Egret standing on the back of an alligator, a stunning portrait of a Varied Bunting, and a Chestnut-backed Chickadee feeding its young.

Continue scrolling to view the photos, and enjoy!