The Internet is Freaking Out Over Photoshopping This Badass Hawk
We've had a lot of really good Photoshop battles this year but this badass hawk may end up being the absolute best. It all started when Clint Ralph, a 53-year-old animal enthusiast was visiting Giant's Castle in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa with his son intending to photograph the Bearded Vulture when a spotted jackal hawk caught their eyes instead. The epic predator was hunting and Clint nabbed this opportunistic photo as the bird headed towards a carcass. Clint uploaded the photo to the Internet without thinking much of it. He says that he "loved the attitude and comedy of the shot," and as he told the Metro, "I knew it would capture the imagination of the public." Indeed it did, Clint's photo sparked one of the year's best Photoshop battles and we couldn't be more thrilled to share the 14 best images produced from this epic bird!
PS: The original image is included at the very end in case you want to get in on the Photoshop fun!
1. Hawk Solo
The Millennium Falcon is piloted by a Hawk.via:Imgur
2. Combat Ready
"I will find you and I will kill you." This is a bird you would NOT mess with.via:Imgur
3. "Straight Outta Hawkton"
How to make a good movie better.via:Imgur
4. "High Noon"
Don Qui-hawk de la Manchavia:Imgur
5. Welcome to the club
Look at all these guys.via:Imgur
6. "Full Feather Jacket"
This is my rifle, this is my gun...via:Imgur
This couldn't be cooler if it tried.via:Imgur
8. Captain America?
I'm pretty sure there was a potential Hawkeye joke in here and they missed it.via:Imgur
9. Hunting done right
Leo shouldn't have messed with that bear.via:Imgur
This one is not like the others but we're still laughing pretty hard.via:Imgur
11. Daryl Hawxon
Where do you think the name little ass kicker came from?via:Imgur
12. Going for GOLD
13. Stephen Hawking
14. Make America Hawk Again
Here is the Original Image
In case you wanted to have some fun yourself!via:Clint Ralph