Hawk in Flight in a Sunset Sky
A red tailed hawk in flight, soaring on the wind over the hills of New England. Photographed from the uppermost part of the summit of Mt Monadnock in New Hampshire, USA. The hawk was gliding, almost motionless on the wind gusts, just to the side of the summit. It would often drop down thousands of feet at a time and then soar back up right away again to pick up another wind gust and glide on it. Photographed at the most intense moments of sunset as the golden-orange light of the sun bathed the autumn landscape before dipping down below the horizon.
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