February 27, 2012January 27, 2013 Juvenile Gabar Goshawk eating a mouse A juvenile Gabar Goshawk about to devour this unfortunate mouse Taken in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in January 2012. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInTumblrEmailPinterestLike this:Like Loading... Related
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great shot, poor mouse…
Stunning! Is photography your job or a hobby?
Thanks, at the moment it’s just a hobby but I’m hoping to change that.
fantastic! best of luck
What an amazing shot.
Brilliant, you must have a hawk eye yourself!
ha ha, thanks 🙂
Great shot Rory!
wow – amazing!
A stunning image! Did you come across this by chance or had you been watching for a while?
Thanks Lisa, it was by chance. The goshawk flew across the road in front of us and we could see it had something in its talons. Then it landed in a tree just off the side of the road where he proceeded to devour his catch!
I saw this as the photo winner of the day. It’s such an excellent shot. The hawk must have landed in a tree very near your car?
Thanks, it was probably about 15 metres from the car but with a 400mm lens mounted to my canon 550D with a crop sensor enabled me to get such a tight shot.
Great shot Rory! I was in Kgalagadi 2008, and it was not easy to see and photograph birds in this kind of action, I managed to catch only one pygmy falcon eating a prey.
That’s a really great photo and inspires me to save up my pennies for a lens which is a bit bigger than my 105… There’s plenty of wildlife around here, it just might not be so wild though 🙂
thanks, I borrowed the 400mm I used to take this photo from a friend and now I’m also saving to buy one of my own.
I was in the shop just the other day getting advice… I think it might take a while for me. HAHA! Still my Nikkor 18-105mm does a good job.
WOW … What a fantastic photo!! What an awesome opportunity … being in the right place. 😀
Thanks. Indeed, a bit of luck with the timing and the right camera settings = result.
Hello Rory…thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post! Your pictures are so vivid and real. I love it! Great work indeed!
It’s a pleasure and thank you for visiting and the positive comment.
Wow! What else can one say….
Wow, stunning capture!
Amazing Photo! Lots of eye candy on this site…. awesome!
Thanks, I really appreciate the comment.
great photo! (But I feel bad for the mouse ~~ look at its innocent face ;_;)
What an amazing capture!! Amazing photograph 🙂
Thank you, appreciate the comment.
Superb shot …. but ohh poor mouse 😦
This is absolutely PHENOMENAL!!!!!! The expression on the mouse’s face! (even though it’s dead…) Is priceless..
Thank you, I don’t think the mouse was quite dead yet but very shortly after.
I have never seen anything like this. It’s stunning, number one, but the fact that you got the expression on it’s face is jaw-dropping.
A case of right time, right place I guess.
The one tooth…..sticking out. I am Knighting you for this.
🙂 I really appreciate your comments.
great capture! I personally don’t have the patience to take these shots, so kudos to you for that!
Thank you, I appreciate the comment. This shot was more luck than patience but it does take days of driving around until you stumble upon something like this.
Totally amazing shot! Found your blog through Sherry – glad I did – I look forward to seeing more of your photography!
Thank you so much for the feedback and taking the time to comment.
What a fantastic capture!!!
Amazing photo! That mouse almost looks happy to be devoured.
oh man…that is so awesome…and sad, lol
Thank you for the compliment.
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Great Capture, shot to be commended
Appreciate it, thanks.
Wow!! That is the most amazing photo! So glad you dropped by so I got to see your beautiful photos 😀
Yuk, but a great photo!
Not sure whether I like the hawk’s eye or the mouse’s face better! Amazing. Great work.
Thanks, it is a tough choice.
your photos are breathtaking…..
Thank you, I really appreciate the compliment.
Great shot, but I feel for the mouse :-(.
Great shot. Lovely detail without looking processed.
Thank you. I actually haven’t done any editing on this shot.
Rory this shot is incredible! When seeing predator with prey like this you seldom see the prey’s expression, you can almost tell what he must have been thinking. Truly spectacular!
Thanks, indeed you usually see one or the other’s not both.
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Wow!!!!!!!! Absolutely amazing shot. And the details and quality!!! First class!!! Poor mouse 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
astounding rory. You were at the right place at right time. Glad you had your camera equipment with you to capture this.
Thanks Irfan, little bit of luck and the right equipment 🙂
I’m so glad I found your blog and that I can follow it. Love all your super nice pictures.
I’m glad you found it too and thanks for the comment.
Amazing capture with sharp detail! Love it.
Thank you and thanks for commenting 🙂
this one! i kinda think the face of the mouse looks cute….
all ur pics are so amazing!
Thank you Chloe. This one was just a combination of patience, right time – right place and a little bit of luck 🙂
fantastic timing, even if there is luck involved, you still need to have your gear set up correctly and ready to shoot!
It is a strange one, though. While amazingly beautiful, it still is an extremely macabre picture. Great work!
Thanks! Indeed, little bit of luck and a little bit of skill. On this same trip I missed a cape cobra ‘hooding’ because I had the wrong exposure + autofocus settings. As for the picture, it does arouse mixed emotions; my thoughts on it change from day to day.
Quite amazing photo! I’m liking your lens more and more! I just bought the canon 5DMarkIII, and the 100 mm 2.8 macro, and have been drooling over the more powerful lenses. Your shots are amazing!
Thanks again. Unfortunately the Canon 400mm DO f4 IS lens which this was taken with isn’t mine but it is an amazing lens and I’m busy saving up to buy one of my own. I have also just bought a 5D MkIII but haven’t had much of a chance to use it yet. Very excited to test it on wildlife soon but will miss the crop factor of my 550D. The 100mm 2.8 is a great lens too, I used that for my flower macro shots, found the very shallow DOF tricky to get used to though.
aaaah that cute mouse! But that’s life…. 😉 Amazing shot!!
Thanks, and indeed, c’est la vie.