Well maybe not so fierce because I have only observed it eating bugs but the Mississippi Kite is fun to watch. They have excellent eye site and are quite capable at capturing flying insects like Dragonflies and beetles. They can put on quite an aerobatic show when when they find a target. They will head off to South America for the winter but I hope they hang out around our house a bit longer.
Shot with my Canon 7d2 and a Tamron 150-600mm lens at 600mm. I rented this lens just to get closer shots of the Kites. Still getting used to the focal length and hoping to get some sharper pictures soon.
In honor of World Lion Day here are the two Lions from the Los Angeles zoo. I only had one shot of the female lion as she was laying in difficult spot to photograph. I wish they had been a little more active but it was a hot day so I can’t say I blame them. Sometimes you just have to take the shots you are presented with and be happy.