One thing I love about wildlife photography is the fact that there's always a new situation out there I haven't seen before. I've been doing this for a long time, and often get the same types of shots time and time and time again. I mean, I can't even begin to count the number of eagles-sitting-on-a-nest shots I have. Or eagles flying overhead in the sky. It almost gets boring after a while, and I'm always seeking something new and different. I mean after all, birds do other things besides perch on something or fly by!
So when I get a chance to witness some action, something different, I'm all for it! And that's what happened yesterday up at Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee when we spotted this red tailed hawk on the ground. We knew he had something, we just couldn't tell what it was until he tried to carry it off.
Imagine my surprise when I saw it was actually another HAWK! This is a first for me to have seen!
I'm not even totally sure as to what kind of hawk it is. It just shocked me it had another hawk, rather than something like a rabbit or squirrel or mole or something furry. We were extremely far away and shooting from the car, so these shots aren't the greatest. I was shooting with a Nikon 500mm F4 with a teleconverter, bringing it to a 700mm focal length. And these are cropped in a good bit to show the bird a little more closely.
Of course I'll probably never do anything artistic with these photos. I do have quite a few pieces of other hawk art in my shop, however. Click the button below to see them!
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Other Great Blogs!
Here's some other blogs I've stumbled on which I've found interesting. I hope you enjoy them!
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