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2021 in Photos: Beautiful Portraits of the Hawk from Toronto’s Aga Khan Park
I captured the following photos of a hawk at Aga Khan Park on the morning of August 7, 2021 between 6:37 AM and 6:58 AM. When I arrived at the Park, I saw the majestic bird perched on the horizonal top of an electric pole with a fresh kill — a mouse. Then, after he had cleaned his plate, he flew to a nearby tree, where he gave me the opportunity to take more photographs. At one point, I was afraid it may swoop down on me and claw on my head or face!
It has been a magnificent year of photo taking at the Aga Khan Park and other parks, forests, rivers, lakes and gardens that I visited in and around Toronto. I begin the 2021 series with the hawk.
Note: All photos taken with Olympus E-M10, auto mode.
Hast thou not seen how that whatsoever is in the heavens and in the earth extols God, and the birds spreading their wings? Each — He knows its prayer and its extolling; and God knows the things they do.
Holy Qur’an, 24:41, Sura An-Nur (Chapter of The Light), translation by Arberry. See 7 parallel translations in Corpus Quran HERE
Date posted: December 23, 2021.
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Lovely photos——I presume, you spend lot of time sauntering In the Park “de temps a temps “to catch such precious moments!
Thank you so much, as always Mr Merchant. Quick question: While I do not know which part of the world you may be from, but I am from Kenya, East Africa and are Hawks the same thing we used to call “SAMARDIS) back at home?
I am from Dar es Salaam, and prior to that Maputo (then Lourenco Marques). I don’t recall the word Samardis and cannot find it in google. It appears to be a Croatian word. Perhaps a reader familiar with the naming of hawks in Kenya might respond. I am glad you liked the photos.
Amazing pictures, Malik.
Thanks for sharing.
Stunning pictures. Thanks for sharing