Jul 112012

Nature’s Wonders, by Raymond J Barlow

2 of the worlds most amazing natural wonders, the Peregrine Falcon, and Niagara Falls in one place!

Photographers from around Ontario and New York State have been enjoying the beauty and speed of this incredible Peregrine falcon family. They have nested and been successful with 4 fledglings now being trained for life in the real world.

Training Schedule

Every morning, you will find these birds at play, soaring the skies, with mock attacks on each other. The adults are busy scouting out their next meal. With thousands of nesting ring-billed gulls in the gorge, there is plenty of food, and easy pickings.

A view to a kill.

As easy as it may seem to snatch baby gulls from the nests, these adults are wise ones. They will often hunt and catch in the air to show the young how to survive. Regular air to air drops are made so the young can coordinate the flying catch. the training for life is ongoing.

The Capture

Well, we all know “birds in flight photography” can be difficult enough, so the skills need to make a good shot of these speedsters are extensive. Tracking a peregrine at high speeds can be the ultimate challenge. Lots of practice, and tenacity will help you capture the fine images, so we will take some time to explain all that in the next article.

Thanks for looking!

(please feel free to click on the images for a larger view)

Peregrine Falcon with Catch 1

Peregrine in Flight 2

Peregrine in Flight 3

Peregrine in Flight 4

Peregrine in Flight 5

Raymond Barlow Photography Tours will connect you with the wildlife photography that you dream about, Tanznaia, Costa Rica, Newfoundland, India, or the Grizzly Bears of British Columbia.

We offer several tours around the world, private workshops, group rates. Please review the latest tour info on this webpage, and thanks for your visit here with “Focus on Wildlife”.

Peregrine Photographers at the Falls!

Peregrine Falcon group: George, Don, Ray, Adrian

Raymond Barlow

Raymond Barlow

Ray Barlow's passion for capturing birds and wildlife began at the Manila Zoo in 2004. Since then he has established himself as a professional bird and wildlife photographer. Ray is based near to Toronto Canada and hosts photography travel tours and workshops around the world. He goes to places like Yellowstone, Tanzania, Costa Rica, India, and British Columbia. Action photography including animals in chase or birds such as hummingbirds in flight is Ray's specialty. Now being sponsored by Jobu Design gimbal Heads.

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  3 Responses to “A Family of Peregrines Part 1”

  1. Thanks very much!

  2. Ray, outstanding shots of this beautiful bird – well captured! Look forward to reading your next article about Peregrines.

  3. Super birds in flight photos!

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