ESMONDE PHOTOGRAPHY
Keeping An Eye On The Riffraff :: San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina :: © 2003 Patrick Esmonde
Keeping An Eye On The Riffraff
San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina

I saw this hawk circling around the lake earlier that day. While standing on a pier later that day, it landed not 10 feet from me. The entire time, it just stared at me. I tried to be as calm as possible as I brought my camera to my eye and took this picture. I did succeed, however, as the shutter clicked--it launched into the air and flew away.