A northern harrier circles a field, hunting for prey. Taken this past weekend in what was one of my top photo sessions ever with one of these awesome hawks.
I spotted this pretty lady sitting on top of a hay bale at Barr Lake State Park, Colorado. True to form, she took off as I approached but landed only 30 yards or so away.
That, of course, was an open invitation to see what else I could do with her. I would spend a half hour with her, photographing her as she alternated between flying over the fields hunting and taking breaks and posing.
I shot over 300 images of her, getting some of the best flight shots and static poses of a northern #harrier that I have ever captured. When all was said and done, I was grinning ear-to-ear and extraordinarily pleased with the images from the encounter.
Taken with my #Canon EOSR5 and my new Canon RF 100-500 lens which I am quickly falling in love with.