Geir Ole Laberg

Camera: Nikon Z9

Lens: Nikkor Z 400mm f/2.8 TC VR S

Aperture: 4.5

Shutter speed: 1/2000

ISO: 200

Description: This Black-winged kite was hovering above this thorny tree. Almost as it was looking for enough space to place its feet on the branch.

Story from behind the lens: Lucky for me I had a guide, James, who was above average interested in birds. Even if we were looking for mammals, he always had his eyes open for the possibility of seeing birds. On this trip we were looking for Serval cats in an open space. Suddenly he saw this Black-winged kite looking for prey. We drove closer to it and had this "funny" situation where it was hovering over this tree. A very nice moment for me.