This is from a series of shots taken to a rescued American Kestrel. This little fellow was in need of help or face certain death. Luckily, some good friends took care of this beautifull specimen until it was time for him to be on his own. Such a spendic bird, enjoy!!!
So I went to a beautiful lake front place to catch the sunrise when a couple of Ospreys were fishing for breakfast. One of such beautiful animals decide to perch about 200 yards from my position. I didn't have my birding setup readily available so I fired away using my Nikon D800 with a 70-200 mm lens at 200 mm. For this shot I had to crop it really agressively in order to end up with a decent picture. Let me know what you think of it, enjoy!!!
The Osprey and the Prey
A visit to Iceland will not be complete without petting and taking a picture with a true gentle giant...the Icelandic Horse. The Icelandic horse is a breed of horse developed in Iceland. Icelandics tend to be friendly, docile and easy to handle. Icelandic law prevents horses from being imported into the country and exported animals are not allowed to return.
There're a lot of horses around the country and all you have to do is to pull over and call them and they will come close to you. Here, my wife poses for a picture with a really docile one. Enjoy!!!
A Gentle Giant
This little American Kestrel fell from his nest and it was rescued by a friend of mine who cared for him until it was time to be released. Before that, my buddy was kind enough to let me take a few shots of this lovely specimen. This particular photograph was taken seconds away from the actual release of the bird. We stepped outside to let him go and at that time the bird looked up into the sky like he was ready to be freed and take off on his own. Enjoy!!!
Have you ever helped or rescued an animal? If so, let me hear your story in the comments section!
Today, no matter how demanding the day becomes…when you have paused in the early hours of dawn just to listen to the birds sing, you will find their song is your Source. Take a minute, stand still, close your eyes and just listen---you just may hear something new. Enjoy!!!