Photo: Meet a Photobombing Rare White Gyrfalcon

Photo: Meet a Photobombing Rare White Gyrfalcon

By: 
ICTMN Staff
2/26/16

 

Rosy sunset rays eke in from the left, the wind whooshes and ruffles white and spotted feathers, and a pair of beady eyes stare straight into yours.

Meet the rare white gyrfalcon that has been perching on a camera in Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, that was set up to take video of the Northern Lights. The camera was installed on behalf of the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, a non-profit educational and research facility, by Explore.org, a multimedia group that puts camera eyes on nature around the world. The gyrfalcon photobomb is a bonus.

“They’re not that common to begin with but they hang out here in the wintertime,” Heidi den Haan, assistant director of the Churchill Northern Studies Centre, told CBC News. “It’s kind of fun that at night you get the northern lights and during the day you’re getting this bird.”

RELATED: Video: Rare White Gyrfalcon Photobombs Northern Lights Cam

This image was featured in this week’s Indian Country Today Media Network newsletter.

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