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Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

Buzzard

Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

The Huntress

Afloat on unseen
Currents of air
Adrift in skies
Vast and clear
The huntress circles

The huntress circles
On rising thermals
Flowing gracefully
A dance eternal
Spiraling ever upwards

Spiraling ever upwards
Toward the heavens
Almost an angel
Called from our presence
Afloat and unseen

While we were in Devon, photographing the captive-bred and rescued birds of prey, the wild buzzards circled above us. There were several individuals that we believed were a male and female who will hopefully be breeding soon! I love falconry and being able to get close-up to some of my favourite birds in the whole world, but it’s even more exhilarating to see a wild bird of prey flying high on the thermals.

20 comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Afloat

    • Thanks Susan πŸ™‚ It was a treat indeed! The local buzzards are very curious about the Harris Hawk and the Falcon being flown. Steve has to be careful that the wild birds aren’t right overhead when his own are let loose! I must say we saw a really good number of buzzards on our trip to and from Devon πŸ™‚

  1. Very good interpretation of the theme. Whenever I see a bird floating on air currents I wonder what that must feel like and am envious. Doesn’t make me want to jump out of a plane, mind you, but I am envious just the same!

  2. I have nominated you for the Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. The rules of Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge require you to post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo (It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or simply a short paragraph) and then nominate another blogger to carry on this challenge. Accepting the challenge is entirely up to the person nominated, it is not a command. I hope you’ll consider playing along.

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