Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Air Raid


Air Raid, originally uploaded by Hannibals Animals.

You could count every tongue as the geese sounded the alarm in panic when this air raid took place. (The sub-adult bald eagle did not grab any prey.)

Kankakee River
South Island Dam area
Wilmington, IL

11 comments:

Daniel said...

What a wonderful display of a predator in motion... and the preys reaction.

Well done!

Daniel

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Chris said...

Wow precious capture! Wonderful catch, well done...

Rusty said...

Talk about a close call! Great photo catch though. ATB!

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Montanagirl said...

Amazing shot of a predator in action! You captured it just right. Nice work!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is an amazing capture.

Coy said...

Great capture Hannibal! I bet those geese were alarmed! I know I would have been if i were a goose!

Loved your muskrat shots too, incredible sharpness! Glad to see that you made it back from you trip, to bad that your underwater cam didn't last long but you did get some cool shots while it lasted.

Shelley said...

This is awesome Hannibal! I'm laughing (and gasping) at the same time!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hello Hannibel, ravelled here from Mona's Montana Girl blog and WOW this is an incredible capture - being in the right place at the right time sort of moment. I'm not fond of Canada geese, but glad to learn none were dinner.

biobabbler said...

Wow, you really CAN see all those pink tongues mid-flock-freak-out. I zoomed in on the eagle, and if I saw talons and a BEAK that size headed toward me, I think I'd freak out, too. Great scene!

Anni-chan said...

Wow! Thats really amazing and really action pure.... Lots greetings Anni-chan