Young Nankeen Kestrel hovering

PORTFOLIO PRIZE

I followed a pair of nankeen kestrels which nested near a deserted soccer field. When their young fledged, they practised their hunting skills close to the nesting site, typically hovering about 10-20 metres above the field searching for insects and other small creatures.

Barton Park, New South Wales 

Canon EOS 1D Mk II, Canon 500 f/4 L IS plus 1/4 extender 700mm, 1/2000, f/5.6, ISO 500, handheld

by Ofer Levy, New South Wales