KITE FLIGHT

AUSTRALIAN BLACK-SHOULDERED KITE

ELANUS AXILLARIS

This Australian black-shouldered kite was hunting rodents around Curl Curl Beach when I captured it returning to its perch. As it landed, it obligingly looked straight to camera with its bright red eyes. I then stacked the images to create a spiralling composition of this graceful raptor.

Curl Curl Beach, New South Wales

Canon EOS 5D Mk ll, EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6 IS USM, 1/1250, f/8, ISO 400, handheld

by Marc Lynch