The Harrier hunts its prey by flying close to the ground cover in search of a tasty morsel, then diving down to capture it. This female was cruising just above the grasses of the wetlands at Sea Rim State Park, Texas when I captured this image.
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 300.0 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-20E II 2.0 teleconverter, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 400, 1/2500 sec at f/8.0. Using a tripod. Image processed using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC 2014.