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Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango) at the Laguna Nimez Municipal Reserve in El Calafate, Argentina
Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango) at the Laguna Nimez Municipal Reserve in El Calafate, Argentina
Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango) at the Laguna Nimez Municipal Reserve in El Calafate, Argentina

Chimango Caracara (Milvago chimango) at the Laguna Nimez Municipal Reserve in El Calafate, Argentina

That’s the theme of this week’s Photo Challenge on Let’s Be Wild, providing a perfect opportunity to edit some more photos from a late afternoon stroll about a month ago around the Laguna Nimez Municipal Reserve in El Calafate, Argentina. The light was perfect and the birds, at least some of them, cooperative, making this day one of the more memorable of my current 14-month round the world trip which today celebrates its six-week anniversary.

At top is a Chimango Caracara or Milvago Chimango. (Click on the image to view large.) This bird exudes nothing but single-minded confidence. Below is a tussle I was fortunate to capture between what I believe is another caracara (right) and a Cinereous Harrier (Circus Cinereus). Can anyone confirm? And no, I have no idea what that falling object at bottom right is.

Check out all of this week’s entries here.

Mid-flight meeting between a caracara and a cinereous harrier

Mid-flight meeting between a caracara and a cinereous harrier

And unrelated, I’l be on the road much of today towards Puerto Montt and the end of my Carretera Austral journey, and likely offline much of tomorrow as I hunt around for a camera technician who will be able to see whats wrong with my zoom. I hope it’s fixable so I can keep chasing harriers and caracaras.

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