Thursday, July 20, 2006

Photographer's Log Photographer's Log

Red Tail Hawk Hovering - While shooting some scenery of the Valley on a gently windy day this red tailed hawk came into my view finder. He flapped a few times, finding where he wanted to be and then just stretched out his wings and hovered like a tethered kite! I’d never seen the like before and was fascinated. What you see in this photo is not a moving hawk, but a still hawk, floating on the wind currents and basically motionless in mid-air. I gave up and moved on after watching him cover a large section of the area in this manner for about ten minutes. I like to think it had nothing to do with hunting for him but it was all about joy in the moment; joy just executing such a wonderful feat with the winds.-June Mohan
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