Red Tailed Hawk in Flight at Sunset
A red tailed hawk soars over the hills of New England at sunset in October. Photographed from the summit of Mt Monadnock in New Hampshire, USA as the hawk was flying upwards to catch the wind in its wings. Many times, this hawk would soar until it found a powerfully blowing spot of wind and then hold near-perfectly still, floating on intense wind gusts beside the peak, before hopping off the gust and plummeting playfully down hundreds of feet beside the mountain, only to soar back up and catch another gust to float on again only moments later.
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