Unlucky victims are captured in vicious talons after a lightning dive from above, but the killing stroke is delivered by the deadly beak.

Unlucky victims are captured in vicious talons after a lightning dive from above, but the killing stroke is delivered by the deadly beak.

32 Beautiful Photos of Animal Kingdom  ~~  I love all of these photos.        <3

32 Beautiful Photos of Animal Kingdom

Field Marks,Black-capped Chickadee: Black cap and throat Buff or orangish sides (can be gray in worn birds) Long, gray tail Very short black bill © Bill Corwin, Washington, January 200http://www.flickr.com/photos/7945330@N05/3164751796/

Field Marks,Black-capped Chickadee: Black cap and throat Buff or orangish sides (can be gray in worn birds) Long, gray tail Very short black bill © Bill Corwin, Washington, January 200http://www.flickr.com/photos/7945330@N05/3164751796/

“All of the accipiters can be difficult to train, but the goshawk is the worst, because it’s so big and strong and fierce. There’s even a falconry term called ‘yarak,’ which refers to a state of bug-eyed, murderous intensity goshawks get into sometimes.” Photo of Mabel the goshawk in her first year, courtesy Helen Macdonald.

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“All of the accipiters can be difficult to train, but the goshawk is the worst, because it’s so big and strong and fierce. There’s even a falconry term called ‘yarak,’ which refers to a state of bug-eyed, murderous intensity goshawks get into sometimes.” Photo of Mabel the goshawk in her first year, courtesy Helen Macdonald.

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