The Offering

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Phoo Chan

A male White-tailed Kite performs a ritualized courtship displays in which it offers the fresh caught prey to its mate prior to egg laying. In this spectacular aerial exchange, the female flies up to meet the male, turns upside-down, and grasps the prey.

Location: Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge, Alviso, CA.

 

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