Last Frame: Ninja Prairie Dog

“After a heavy snow last year on the Front Range of northern Colorado, I went to check on a nesting pair of bald eagles,” recalls Arthur Trevino. “This one was perched on a bare cottonwood tree. I pulled my car over and waited for it to fly off. When it did, I followed it with my camera, firing away as it dove to grab a prairie dog. It missed and landed a few feet away. The prairie dog turned around and lunged at the eagle and startled it, which gave the prairie dog time to scamper away to its burrow and live another day.”

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Sony a9, Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS. Exposure: 1/2000 sec., ƒ/6.3, ISO 500.

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