Ferruginous Hawk glidingFerruginous Hawk gliding – Nikon D300, f6.3, 1/1600, ISO 500, +0.3 EV, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light, not baited

Ferruginous Hawks west of the Continental Divide prefer rabbits as prey so what you see here might be the last thing a Cottontail or Jackrabbit might see.  I’m glad I am not a rabbit!

I photographed this Ferruginous Hawk in the Centennial Valley of Montana, it wasn’t actually going after prey, it was gliding in towards a power pole to land on top of it.