Clint Ralph, 53, an animal enthusiast and his son were on a visit to Giant’s Castle in Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. They were actually there to photograph the famous Bearded Vulture but situations took an unexpected turn.
While they were preparing for a shot of the Bearded Vulture, both of them spotted a Jackal Hawk and focused on it. What was interesting about the Hawk was its marching pose. The jackal hawk, which was search of food even chased ravens away from eating a carcass.
The father-son duo was able to capture an extraordinary moment when the hawk was approaching its new meal.
Once the picture was posted on the internet, it became the center of epic Photoshop battles. Clint, however doesn’t mind his image being wildly Photoshopped.
He said to Metro, ‘I loved the attitude and comedy of the shot, I knew it would capture the imagination of the public.’
You can have a look at some of the best Photoshops of the badass hawk below:
Here’s the original image:
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