Avian Rivalry  by Franklin Lindsey


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I was sitting on this Turkey Vulture waiting to capture a typical Vulture launch from this tree stub when, KA-POW!… , a Red Shouldered Hawk swooped down and knocked this Vulture off his branch. I was stunned to see this same hawk do it again seconds later.
Nothing like good neighbors on the street I guess!


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  • DawsonImages
    DawsonImagesover 6 years ago

    amazing timing, might clone out that bit of branch lower left

  • Franklin Lindsey
    Franklin Lindseyover 6 years ago

    Thanks Dawg, I’m on it

  • Smile
    Smileover 6 years ago

    I agree fantastic timing!! Wonderful shot!

  • Greg  Francis
    Greg Francisover 6 years ago

    great capture

  • frogster
    frogsterover 6 years ago

    Nice shot Frank.

  • debfuller
    debfullerover 6 years ago

    amazing shot, lookslike the hawks where defending thier nest.

  • Mundy Hackett
    Mundy Hackettover 6 years ago

    Cool interaction shot Franklin!

  • Deri Dority
    Deri Dorityover 6 years ago

    An amazing image. It seems that the small birds are always picking on the larger birds (bird hierarchy). I love the capture of the turkey vulture in flight. They aren’t much to look at, but in flight, they are stunning.

  • Mark Ramstead
    Mark Ramsteadover 6 years ago

    Such an odd yet dynamic composition!

  • Hiroko
    Hirokoover 6 years ago

    …very cool capture, good stuff!

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