The beautiful Northern Crested Caracara is a medium-sized bird of prey indigenous to Yucatan, MX. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting these magnificent birds up close on a number of occasions here in Merida, and they always manage to inspire me. If you ever get a chance to view one of these creatures, take your time and look deeply into their stunning beauty and independent ferocity.
Northern Crested Caracara
Photographer’s note: Captured with my Canon 5D Mark II camera and Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM + 1.4x lens. Camera info: 1/250s @ f/5.6, ISO 1600, FL/280mm, Natural Light, Handheld. Post-edit and artistic adjustments completed in PSE11.