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 Red-tailed Hawk / Snow Goose
30-JAN-2009 Tom Munson

Red-tailed Hawk / Snow Goose

Bosque Del Apache NWR NM

With thousands of Snow Geese in the area, some die of natural causes. I think that was the case here.

Canon EOS 40D ,Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
1/2000s f/8.0 at 700.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
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Keith Rankin27-Mar-2009 02:26
impressive capture, cant wait to see more from this trip! V
john savage22-Mar-2009 21:02
Lifes saga captured perfectly.
Carol Breton21-Mar-2009 13:19
Excellent shot Tom!
Dennis21-Mar-2009 11:25
Nice capture Tom.
Cheers !
Tom Torbert21-Mar-2009 06:14
I think you are likely right on how the redtail captured this one.. I have seen eagles grab them and drag them across the water.. Seems like the snow goose is too big for the redtail.. Interesting.. V
January Grey21-Mar-2009 04:56
A nice find for you both! It looks like the hawk is not willing to share ;) Great shot, Tom. V~
NealyBob21-Mar-2009 03:31
Wonderful shot of this Hawk Tom! He looks very proud of what he's found~! V
Jeanne Dammarell21-Mar-2009 02:48
Excellent sighting and capture of an unusual event, Tom. Super!
Hank Vander Velde21-Mar-2009 02:45
Well captured Tom.
Char21-Mar-2009 02:12
Hi Tom,
He sure looks like king of the mountain! Excellent capture. \/
Gayle P. Clement21-Mar-2009 02:04
Very nicely captured, Tom.
lou_rozensteins21-Mar-2009 01:53
Nicely detailed shot. These birds are scavengers as well as predators, then? great catch. Voted.
Janet Forjan-Freedman21-Mar-2009 01:43
He certainly looks proud of his find!
Jess. ( Lady.D.)20-Mar-2009 22:54
Excellent capture Tom...
Tomasz Dziubinski - Photography20-Mar-2009 22:21
Good shot and interesting find, Vote.
Joanne Kamo20-Mar-2009 20:56
Awesome nature image with wonderful clarity and sharpness!
Marco Valk20-Mar-2009 20:37
What a great catch!
Sara C20-Mar-2009 19:42
Hi, Tom
Very good shot, with perfect details on both subjects Well done V
grt.
Sara C
Liz Bickel20-Mar-2009 19:29
Very impressive capture!!! Perfect focus on both subjects.
bill friedlander20-Mar-2009 19:01
That's a really big lunch. Good nature shot Tom. V
Ed Goodnight20-Mar-2009 18:06
Red Tail - 1
Snow goose - 0
Bryan Murahashi20-Mar-2009 17:37
Very nice capture of the cycle of life.
Antonio Rizi20-Mar-2009 15:12
WOW--BRAVO-
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad20-Mar-2009 14:02
It is the cycle of life. Now the living get to survive another day. Good shot, Tom. v