Sep 012013

In over thirty years of pushing the shutter button, I have found that getting everything just right: the light and the subject; plus, being in the right place at the right time and having the subjects co-operate is something that seldom happens for that once-in-a-lifetime-shot. I was watching a coyote “mousing”, just getting ready to take the shot when a streak of grey flashed through the viewfinder. I raised my head up from the camera to see a Northern Harrier hovering above the coyote. I took the shot…and another…and another.

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The coyote had found the harrier’s nest.

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The bird would not leave him alone.

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For the next ten minutes the battle was on.

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There were no clear winners in this life and death struggle.

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The bird lost nestlings, the coyote lost blood, I alone gained. What a show!


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