Reptile vs. Raptor
After spotting a hawk in a tree at the Morton Arboretum, I got as close as I could without disturbing it hoping to get some shots. Looking through my lens, I determined that the hawk was watching something in the grass behind me. It then dropped from the tree and glided just above my head. I did not get a good shot of the flight as it caught me completely off guard. I was surprised when I turned around and noticed its prey. This battle lasted for much longer than I expected with the snake completely devouring the hawk...not really.
Taken 4:56 PM on March 22, 2012
Uploaded 5:42 PM on February 26, 2013
- Posted in Wildlife
- Canon EOS 7D
- 1/640 sec.
- 220 mm
- 500 ISO
- Lisle, IL
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