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Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Peregrine Falcon grabs tern

Peregrine Falcon grabs Forster's Tern

From the corner of my eye I saw a flash of wings, on reflex alone, I raised the camera and shot, just in time to get on this image of an adult Peregrine Falcon, carrying its prize, a Forster's Tern. The hunter and the hunted, unless you are a small fish, then the hunter becomes the tern.

7 comments:

OpposableChums said...

Amazing! You're a deeply gifted photographer.

The Zen Birdfeeder said...

Amazing to witness, even more so to photograph! Nice job and thanks for sharing!

BLD in MT said...

What an awesome shot! Good reflexes you have there!

Laura K said...

Lillian,
A brilliant stroke of luck/good timing/serendipity!

Totally cool shot!

Grant McCreary said...

Wow! I'm happy if I get a flying bird in the frame...

And I think my dropped jaw would have gotten in the camera's way if I had seen that.

Alasdair Turner Photography said...

This is an amazing photo. Nice catch.

Alasdair Turner Photography said...

That is a great shot. Nice catch.