The Peregrine Falcon – 11 November 2018

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Every now and then you get lucky, especially when it comes to photographing wildlife. Such was the case when I got this photo of a Peregrine Falcon. The Peregrine Falcon is possibly the world’s fasted animal. While it flies at speeds averaging 30 mph, when it hunts it may reach speeds as high as 200 mph. Since it hunts medium sized birds in-flight that speed is necessary for it to catch and kill its prey in the air. This falcon was not hunting, but swooping between the trees. It was very hard to keep my camera trained on the bird, so the best photo I got was as it was coming straight towards me. A spectacular bird!

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