What is the last thing a Jackrabbit might see – A Ferruginous Hawk

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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.

Mia

3 Comments

  1. eric c11 August 8, 2013 at 12:30 am

    this attitude is impressive !!
    good good capture mia, not so easy to get, a big bravo for you =)))
    see you soon ☺

  2. Julie G. August 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Wow, awesome angle, Mia! I hope to see a Ferrugnious Hawk someday. It’s wonderful to view your outstanding images in the meantime.

  3. biobabbler August 6, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Watching a predator in action sure makes me appreciate NOT being on their menu…
    I like how that bird’s head is held a little low: I suspect there’s less wind resistance that way, eh? I’ve never seen a raptor photo w/that angle, before. Nice! =)

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