It was low tide at the beach on this windy afternoon. As I explored the area, I notice a large bird that stood apart from the others. I recognized it immediately, and traveled across the low tide area which was extremely muddy and tried to get as close as possible to the hawk. The bird watch me the entire time, as I approached and entered its ‘comfort’ zone, its body shifted as preparing to fly, so I stopped immediately and crouched down–the posture change once it realized I was no longer advancing. It was exciting to photograph this bird while it observed its surrounding.
F/13; 1/640; ISO 400; 70mm; Metering: Pattern