Matthew Maran Photography

New Year Kestrel images

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Action Hampstead Heath London Photography Urban Wildlife Winter

In between Christmas and New Year my friend Henry and I headed up to the Heath on a beautiful sunny morning to see if we could find some kestrels to shoot. We were in luck! The deep blue sky provided the perfect backdrop for this beautiful raptor who was very active flying and hunting.

kestrel taking off from tree
1/3200 of a second was enough to freeze the wings of this young kestrel
kestel against a deep blue sky
It's a wonderful experience seeing a kestrel hunting so close above
kestrel with plane overhead
This kestel remains focused under the busy London flight path