Immature Carunculated Caracara, Ecuador

Immature Carunculated Caracara
Antisana Ecological Reserve, Ecuador
Canon EOS 7D Mark II   *   EF500mm f/4L IS USM   *   ISO 800   *   1/2000 sec @ f/8

This young caracara was drawn to an animal carcass in the high altitude tundra around Antisana Volcano. It was frequently chased off by the adults.

As it hovered almost motionless in the fierce wind, I was able to frame this shot with my 500mm lens.

Photo ID: 20150927-1230

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