Lanner beauty

Good morning everyone… here we have a Lanner Falcon(Falco biarmicus) in flight, and to get them in flight, especially flying towards you can be very tricky. The more you play the better you get! So start practising! It usually hunts by horizontal pursuit and loves to catch smaller prey like wattled starlings, sparrows, sandgrouse or any small bird drinking water. The kill is usually quick and after spending around 2 months at Cubitje Quap waterhole last year i managed to capture some shots of them hunting. They normally hunt one bird a day, the size of a dove or sandgrouse and usually early mornings. This photo was taken at Kij Kij with my 600mm f4 lens. Take a look and let me know what you think…

Cheers til tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “Lanner beauty

  1. Hi Hannes

    Nice crisp focus on his face.
    Good capture.

    Hey, great to finally met you at the Getaway show. Hopefully see you in the ‘bush’ sometime soon.


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