Interesting Photo of the Day: Standoff Between Heron and Hawk

The Internet’s favorite kind of nature photo is an anthropomorphic nature photo. Sure, we could look at pretty photos of birds if we wanted to, but isn’t it cooler to look at birds acting like humans?

heron vs hawk

“Hands up” by Georg Scarf (Via Imgur. Click image to see full size.)

This moment—of a mighty grey heron threatening a hawk—was captured by Luxembourgish nature photographer Georg Scarf, who shot it with a Nikon D4S with a 300mm lens. Because nature photography calls for extremely fast shutter speeds, Scarf opted for a 1/1600 second exposure, compensated by an aperture of f/2.8 and an ISO of 1600.

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