the verge of consumption... nestled in the seaside bluffs of Half Moon Bay, CA.
I almost fell off my chair when I saw the simultaneous expression of predator and prey....
(best viewed large)
The FlickrBlog wrote, with a bit of alarmism:
“Flickr user jurvetson has captured an amazing fraction of a second in the interaction between prey and bird of prey. Warning: this photo is NOT for viewers who would be disturbed by images of small cute things meeting their end - it is really quite gruesome. If that sounds like you, don't click."
(repost after accidental deletion... 148 wonderful comments and 308 faves are lost... sorry)