I was recently updating my online store with some new images and came across this cool capture from last month that I never shared.
This is the same northern harrier that had been dining on a roadside rabbit. At one point it decided to get a bit of exercise before continuing its meal and in doing so, made a couple beautiful flybys.
Here, it banks hard, showing off that awesome gray plumage and those piercing yellow eyes with the Rocky Mountains serving as a backdrop. You also get a good look at the harrier’s owl-like face, a feature that helps direct sound to its ears greatly aiding its hunting ability.