Connect With Me
Tony's Takes on Facebook Tony's Takes on Twitter Tony's Takes on Google+ Tony's Takes on Pinterest Tony's Takes RSS Feed
Photo Use Information
All photos © Tony’s Takes. Images are available for purchase as prints or as digital files for other uses. Please don’t steal; my prices aren’t expensive. For more information contact me here.
Archives

Prairie Falcon

Prairie Falcon performs high altitude dive

While at the top of Montgomery Pass (12,000 feet) in northern Colorado, this Prairie Falcon performed a dive down the mountainside. We were actually taking pictures of Pikas when this flash through the sky caught my eye. Only had time to snap a couple of quick pictures as the falcon dove at an extremely high rate of speed. I suspect he was hunting the same Pikas that we were taking pictures of. The Prairie Falcon doesn’t normally reside at such high altitudes so it was quite a surprise to see one up so high.

A Prairie Falcon performs a steep dive through the air. (© Tony’s Takes)

A Prairie Falcon performs a steep dive through the air. (© Tony’s Takes)