Red-tailed Hawk Juvenile in Flight over the Targhee National Forest

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Targhee National Forest Red-tailed Hawk juvenileTarghee National Forest Red-tailed Hawk juvenile – Nikon D810, f6.3, 1/4000, ISO 800, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light, not baited

The Targhee National Forest is a wonderful place to find and photograph birds and wildlife including this Red-tailed Hawk juvenile in flight. This image was taken earlier this month on a day where the sunlight was sparse but the clouds weren’t which is why I was shooting with a higher than my normal ISO. This juvenile Red-tailed Hawk had just taken off from a stand of aspens and not long after this image was taken a male Northern Harrier and this young hawk had an aerial battle in the sky. Both birds flew off from the battle seemingly unharmed.

I wanted to wish all you dads out there a Happy Father’s Day. I hope it is a great day for you all.

I was lucky to have had two dads, both of them were wonderful and I miss them dearly.

Life is good.


My Dads

My Dads


  1. Utahbooklover June 19, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Wonderful image. Nice to see your father’s photos. Mine also passed years ago.

  2. Elephant's Child June 19, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Love that wing curl. And spread.
    Happy Father’s Day to all.

  3. Patty Chadwick June 19, 2016 at 8:12 am

    Thanks for sharing these photos…HAMPPY FATHERS’ DAY to all you fathers out there!!! I wish you the best and thank you for all you do….Mia, you had some goodlooking dads!

  4. Bob McPherson June 19, 2016 at 6:27 am

    Beautiful photo Mia. Red Tails are a favorite.
    Love the pictures of your Dads. Miss mine terribly also.

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