American kestrel fights red tail hawk

Category: Nature

 

Photo and caption by Ruiyong Li

An American kestrel was catching insects over a grass field for dinner. Before sunset a red tail hawk entered the field. The kestrel is much smaller than the hawk, but the kestrel fearlessly drove the hawk away. this photo captured the moment when the kestrel hit the hawk from above and almost folded hawk's left wing. Canon EOS 7D, Canon 600mm F/4 lens. ISO 1600, F/4, 1/3200 S

Location: Dublin, California

 

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