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Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)
20-NOV-2012 Dick Keely

Galápagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis)

Santa Fe Island, Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Hawk (Buteo galapagoensis) is a large hawk endemic to the Galapagos Islands. Similar in size to the Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) and the Swainson's Hawk (Buteo swainsoni) of North America, the Galapagos Hawk is about 55 cm from beak to tail with a wingspan of 120 cm. The adult Hawk has various colouring within the species. The adult Galapagos Hawk is generally a sooty brownish black colour; the crown being slightly blacker than the back. Its feathers of the mantle are partially edged with paler brown, grey, or buff, with their white bases showing to some extent. Their tail coverts are also barred with white.The tail itself is silvery grey above, with about ten narrow black bars; below it is quite pale. The wing feathers are paler on inner webs, barred with white. Reference: Wikipedia

Nikon D800E ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1600s f/13.0 at 210.0mm iso640 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
fotabug18-Jun-2017 18:55
Amazing and wonderful! V
LyleT25-Oct-2016 11:06
Now that is one stunning photograph. Wonderful.
GeneWard08-Dec-2014 03:50
Quite a good action shot.
Barry McCartney07-Dec-2013 18:03
Very, very nice! Vote
Derek Bews05-Jun-2013 23:10
I must have looked at this image a hundred times since I placed my
earlier comment in January. Looks better every time.
Possibly the best wildlife picture to be found anywhere on PBase?
René Gysi27-May-2013 09:46
Great details and colors. A fantastic flight picture! V++
burtmann29-Apr-2013 23:17
Fantastic action shot Dick. Detail, color and light all dead on. V
Martin Wenzel04-Apr-2013 22:11
Great shot, Dick!
Tim van Woensel10-Mar-2013 00:19
Fantastic capture!
Jacques D.01-Mar-2013 14:52
Beautiful animal -- and picture!
Lindsey25-Feb-2013 14:26
Beautiful capture! V.
Irene Wehrli20-Feb-2013 10:12
What a flight shot - excellent!
Paul Runnestř12-Feb-2013 21:57
A beautiful capture - well done.
godro08-Feb-2013 22:18
Nice flight shot ,well done!
Bert Ooms15-Jan-2013 20:07
Great photographic art work! Beautiful image.
V best,
Martin Schiff14-Jan-2013 16:35
Amazing catch! V
efraimd14-Jan-2013 12:39
nice foto
Milan Vogrin12-Jan-2013 09:38
Great catch!V!
Alex Antal11-Jan-2013 23:57
Great shot
carlogalliani11-Jan-2013 14:47
Awesome shot !
Derek Bews10-Jan-2013 22:31
Wow! This is outstanding! ~V~
Gordon W10-Jan-2013 22:03
Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird!
Jean-Sebastien02-Jan-2013 16:05
Amazing and beautiful. -V-
Pete Hemington02-Jan-2013 11:19
Amazing bird and stunning shot
rousselziak02-Jan-2013 08:21
Fantastic shot ! -V-
woody3401-Jan-2013 23:07
Fabulous capture of this big guy..Great work..V
cobler01-Jan-2013 22:01
Galapagos Hawk, cleared to land, runway 33...V
coaster01-Jan-2013 21:38
An awesome capture!
janescottcumming01-Jan-2013 21:15
Excellent! V
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