Technical Specs: Nikon D4; 70-200mm at 200mm, 1/160 sec at f / 5.6, ISO 2500
A murder of crows attacked a gray catbird in Everglades National Park. Once injured, a male barred owl swept right in, picked it up, and presented it to its female companion. Accompanying this courtship ritual were the distinctive calls between the pair, hootings described by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology as: “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” Carlos was able to catch this moment after the female owl had accepted the romantic offering and moved to an unobstructed perch.