I had to make at least one more trip out to the Torrey Pines Reserve. Two reasons. For one thing, who knows how long the four juvenile peregrine falcons will actually stick around? Bets are a week or two at most, before they fly off to a future of unknown cliffs and eyries. Might as well grab a few more snapshots before they fly away.
Del Mar beckoned from the north through a small stand of opuntia cactus and yucca.
fastest member of the animal kingdom, its dive has been clocked at 242 miles per hour. Its sheer speed and nimbleness makes it a challenge to photograph at times.
People often ask me why I am so darn obsessed with raptors. I don't quite know what to say. You don't see it, you don't get it, no problem. We all got our thing.