Photo: Young Peregrine Displays Its Perfect Form

Peregrine falcon flying over water with wings fully extended

DeeDee Gollwitzer / Flickr

Our photo of the day comes from above the Pacific Ocean. What feats of derring-do will this juvenile falcon soon be capable of? One of the world's fastest birds of prey, the impeccably beautiful peregrine falcon can reach speeds of up to 200 miles per hour when diving for prey. Talk about power flying! Regarded by many as one of the noblest birds of prey, even at a young age, like this juvenile photographed by DeeDee Gollwitzer, peregrines exhibit form, grace and power like few other birds around. Would you like to see your nature photo featured as the TreeHugger photo of the day? Join TreeHugger’s Reader Photo Pool on Flickr and add your pictures to the group. Alternatively, send it to with "photo of the day" in the subject line.