Tuesday, November 29, 2022

"Tree of Tranquility"...

The simplicity of this photograph keeps stealing my attention. The high contrast of the cloudy, but bright sky against the tree with leaves holding on, all the while a Bald Eagle pauses for an extended time.

Comments welcome.

Bald Eagle (adult), Haliaeetus leucocephalus.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas.

Photo # K03_1487-88.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Ghostly Intensity...

 "Ghostly Intensity"

The Northern Harrier (aka Marsh Hawk), Circus hudsonius, is a rather unique hawk. The shape of their face allows for acute hearing and aids in the location of prey. This raptor has long wings and tail, allowing incredible maneuvering. The adult male is also known as the "Gray Ghost", having grey feathers on top with bright white below. Watching this raptor hunt on the wing is an incredible sight.

I cropped this photograph so you can see the intensity of his glare towards me. Very intense.

Holla Bend National Wildlife Refuge, AR.

Photo # K03_1507c.