Fluffy and Fierce

A juvenile northern goshawk perched on a branch in the middle of the woods

One summer, I discovered that four northern goshawk juveniles were living in a forest within Uppsala. I set myself the goal of photographing them within their natural habitat. After weeks of attempts, I found one roosting on a low branch at a perfect distance. They were relaxed and decided to preen. For one moment, they fluffed their feathers out, resulting in a striking appearance.

Northern goshawk juvenile: 2019 – Uppsala, Sweden