Dubbed the world’s fastest animal, but with that rare moment captured, the Peregrine Falcon looks more like an athlete spending all day training in the gym.
Photographer Srinivas on a trip to photograph natural animals at Osman Sagar Lake in the city of Hyderabad, India, captured extremely awe-inspiring moments of the peregrine falcon (Falco peregrinus).
Speaking to Caters News Agency, Srinivas said he took photos of more than 283 different bird species during his visits to Osman Sagar Lake, but this series of photos of the Peregrine species is his favorite this time.
“I have spent the last month following peregrine falcons. You can see their daily activities through images like hunting parrots and pigeons … My favorite photo is the image of a bird striving to pose, showing his muscles like the pose of the character “Green Giant” (Hulk) in the works of Marvel. It’s a big moment and it’s totally worth it. Remember in my career as a photographer, ”said Srinivas .
We know that the photo above was taken just after the Peregrine falcon had just returned from hunting. Almost all of the peregrine falcon’s food is from other birds, according to research from the University of Michigan. Therefore, it is understandable that this bird shows strength after easily hunting prey.
The peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth with a top speed of up to 322 km / h. This speed is almost three times faster than that of cheetahs. This bird usually flies at a speed of 42.4 km / h, it is only when hunting that it increases its speed.
Like most birds of prey, female peregrine falcons are slightly larger than males. They are typically 15-20% larger and 40-50% heavier than males.
The Peregrine Falcon has blue and gray wings, black bars on the back, and pale underparts. They have a white face with a black stripe on each cheek and large black eyes. Juveniles are darker and browner in color, with streaky undersides.
The peregrine falcon is also one of the few birds of prey that can live in just about every region of the world – except the polar regions and areas of monsoon rainforest. In many places, hawks are also trained to protect airports from interference from other birds.